Memorial Of Caen, Caen
Memorial Of Caen, Caen - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Esplanade General Eisenhower | CS 55026, 14 050 Caen, France
Ticket Price: 19 EUR
Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Memorial Of Caen, Caen
The Memorial de Caen is a museum and a war memorial. It had been established to commemorate the Second World War and Battle of Caen. The buildings are situated in the northern suburbs of the city. The memorial is dedicated to the violent history of the World War II. Its inauguration was done on 6th June 1988 by the French President Francois Miterrand. The original building focuses mainly on World War II and helps the tourists know about the causes and conflicts that led to the disastrous slaughter of human kind.
Memorial Of Caen Information
- Disable accessed.
- Audio guides are available.
- Guided tours, family and group tours are available.
- The D-Day tour, Canadian tour and landing beaches tour is not available for children below 3 years of age.
Memorial Of Caen Ticket Prices
- Reduced rate: 16.50 Euros
- Family pass: 49 Euros
- Smart pass: 16.50 Euros
- Twin ticket (Access to Caen Memorial and Arromanches 360 circular cinema): 20.50 Euros
- Triple offer (Access to the Mémorial de Caen museum, Arromanches 360 circular cinema and the Cité de la Mer): 29 Euros
How To reach Memorial Of Caen by Public Transport
- Line 2 towards La Folie- Memorial from the city center
Restaurants Near Memorial Of Caen
- Restaurant l'athena,
- Global express cafe.
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Memorial Of Caen, Caen Reviews - Write a Review
Very educational and thorough. You better plan to use a whole day there. There's so much to see and experience.
Super intersting place. Great displays. They say to plan on 3 hours. I spent 6.5 (but I tend to read everything). Cleverly built atop a former Nazi bunker, you get 4+ museums in one: WWII in general, the bunker, D-Day and the Cold war (plus a temporary display). My only complaint: Some of the words were difficult to read (either too small or not lit properly).
Fabulous museum. You'll need 3-4hrs. Look around half. Have lunch. V good care & restaurant on site. Then look around final half.
Stupendously crafted and curated museum. Overwhelmingly so, to be honest. The experience is incredible and vastly detailed - a historian's dream. Mixed media and history viewed through multiple angles make this a conclusive and deep experience. Truly a must see when visiting the area for anyone with an interest in the defining wars of the 20th century and all the sociopolitical implications of such.
I'd suggest you can safely skip this if you're doing the Normandy WW2 tourism circuit. It's not great. The displays and layout is very dated and doesn't look good. The only interesting narrative is about France during the occupation, otherwise the stories of the war aren't particularly well told. There's a Cold War section, which was also bland. Not many artifacts to see either. There was a temporary exhibit on anti-Semitic comics and other media which was quite good, though it was all in French (the rest of the museum has text in French, English, and German for the most part)