Memorial de Caen, Caen

4.4
A modern museum focusing on World War II and the Cold War, Memorial de Caen was built in 1988. It charts the events leading up to and after D-Day, and is an emotional presentation inviting meditation on the thought of Elie Wiesel: "Peace is not a gift from God to man, but a gift from man to himself." The Memorial for Peace also includes an exhibit of Nobel Peace Prize winners and another on conflict resolution in different cultures. Make Memorial de Caen a centerpiece of your Caen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Caen travel itinerary planner .
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  • The Organization of this ensemble is remarkable. It gives a fuller view of this landing period, which is not limited to 6 June. In addition, we appreciated the development of the impact on the populations. To see absolutely and to foresee time.
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  • We spent 4 hours at the museum and it wasn't long enough; that shows how good it is. It has pre-1945, post-1945 and Battle of Normandy sections in the main museum and don't forget to visit the old Ger...  more »
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  • Very informative. Great displays for WWI, WWII, and the Cold War. All exhibits were good. Some were rushed or felt like they jumped sections (for instance, going from mid-WWII to the end). The bunker was slightly disappointing as I believed it was more of a rustic bunker. Lots of cool and authentic artifacts, films, and informative plaques.
  • This is an outstanding museum. Especially for Americans French, or English who are interested in the history of WW2 and a refresher on why we have democracy in Europe today. A spellbinding history lesson for everyone.
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