Memorial de Caen, Caen
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 .
Tours to Memorial de Caen
D-Day Tour Including Guided Visit of the Mémorial de Caen Museum, Lunch and D-Day Landing Beaches BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $155
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $113
Duration: 8 hours
Arromanches 360 Circular Cinema Entrance Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $7
Duration: 19 minutes
Memorial de Caen Reviews
L'organisation de cet ensemble est remarquable. Elle donne une vision plus complète de cette période du débarquement qui effectivement ne ne se limite pas au 6 juin. Nous avons en plus très apprécié l... more »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.
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 »
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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