Mémorial de Caen
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Mémorial de Caen

The Mémorial de Caen is a war memorial museum built following the century of deep and extensive conflict that was the 20th Century. Caen was an import...

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As they discover the numerous exhibition spaces at the Mémorial de Caen Museum, visitors take a journey through 20th century world - and esp...

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24 hours
Available in: English
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Participate in the exhibition La Libération de la Peinture, 1945-1962 devoted to abstract painting in France and discover how artists marked...

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1 hour
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The Day Pass includes a self-guided visit of the Mémorial de Caen and a guided tour of the D-Day Landing Beaches and key sites. You can spen...

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24 hours
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Available in: English
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If you are visiting Normandy to explore some of the D-Day landing sites, the museum is a very good place to start. Be prepared for an unforg...

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24 hours
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Discover “Normandy’s 100 Days”, a visually stunning and moving film shown on the 9 screens of the Arromanches 360 Cinema. This immersive exp...

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The inside story

The Mémorial de Caen is a war memorial museum built following the century of deep and extensive conflict that was the 20th Century. Caen was an important strategic city during the Battle of Normandy due to its location, traffic and the German presence there during the fight over Normandy.

The Mémorial de Caen was inaugurated officially in 1988 and was designed by the French architect Jacques Millet. The structure is that of a big concrete-looking building on the site of an old blockhouse. The exhibitions within are divided by theme, explaining the II World War, the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. Since 2002 on the initiative of the then President Jacques Chirac two extra exhibitions were added, dedicated respectively to the Cold War and the Search for Peace.

In addition to the educational exhibitions and war artifacts can be found, the Mémorial de Caen is a tourist attraction for the surrounding gardens dedicated to the three main allied nations – Canada, United Kingdom and America.

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Mémorial de Caen Esplanade Général Eisenhower Caen
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