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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  • A visit of almost 4:00 am extremely informative. It is necessary to remember the origins of the Second World War and this memorial achieves this in a very playful way. Beware, some photographs or videos may shock the youngest.
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  • Very informative visit, especially well take its time to see everything Photos, objects remind us of the sacrifice of these men who came to defend us To see the circular cinema Arromanches This visit, upsetting comforts us that live in PAIX is a chance
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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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