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Memorial de Caen, Caen

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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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  • Excellent Museum for a complete history leading you to and including WWII. Give yourself at least 3-4 hours to take in the information. We took the #2 bus from town directly to the museum. Very... 
    Excellent Museum for a complete history leading you to and including WWII. Give yourself at least 3-4 hours to take in the information. We took the #2 bus from town directly to the museum. Very...  more »
  • Amazing WWIi museum. Touched my heart in so many ways. I learned things I didn't know and was moved and pulled emotionally in so many directions. This museum is a "must-do" if you visit the... 
    Amazing WWIi museum. Touched my heart in so many ways. I learned things I didn't know and was moved and pulled emotionally in so many directions. This museum is a "must-do" if you visit the...  more »
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  • This museum is massive with plenty to see and read up on. There is plenty of parking and toilets on all levels. Staff were polite and friendly and explained where to start in the museum. The cafe was open up stairs with plenty of food and drink to choose from. Make sure you go out the back and see the bunker then the American garden.
  • This is a 10/10 museum. Lots and lots of exhibits, excellent use of multi media and brilliantly detailed artefacts. There is a section on WW2, D-Day and the Cold War, two different 20min films and other exhibit spaces. Also a fantastic cafe, the best gift shop I’ve seen in Normandy, and beautiful gardens. Would highly recommend!

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