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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful museum just outside of Caen. Definetly worth a visit. It's worth every Euro you pay for entrance. I spend there an entire morning (3 to 4 hours). You can get Audiophones and a part of the museum you can visit for free (the bunker).

Thank vincentl431
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in two minds about whether to visit this because it was a long walk from where we were staying, but in the end were glad we went. It was very informative and in places very moving. We had allowed 3 hours for our visit but actually ran out of time - we could have done with allowing more like 5-6 hours. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is that the English translations were sometimes rather stilted and difficult to read.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire region is filled with memorials, historical plaques and the like, all worth seeing. This center is built on top of a former command bunker, and is an excellent start to put the entire Second World War in historical perspective, so one understands the purpose and necessity of the invasion of France June 1944. It also explains well the extreme tolls and burdens on the local French population, who suffered first under german terror, and then the allied bombing raids that flattened many of the cities and towns on in the region in support of the invasion. There is also a short movie in the theatre, every 30 minutes up to 5PM, and there is a cold war exhibition to the right of the ticket desks. If you only find French books in the excellent bookstore/souvenir shop, keep looking, as a big section is devoted to books in English.

Thank Vetlebere
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful tour of the museum while visiting Omaha Beach on our D-Day tour. It was a beautiful tribute and record of the sacrifice of so men on that fateful day. So many wonderful displays!

Thank TOMMY B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a large museum. I wish I had more time to view the many exhibits. Suggest several hours. There is also an excellent 20 minute movie. In addition to explaining and showing interesting artifacts of the liberation of Europe, there are exhibits of events leading up to invasion. It starts with WW1 and goes into WW2, along with the horrors of the Holocaust. Highly educational and emotional. There is also the Nazi bunker headquarters below the museum. This was not that interesting and can be seen with minimal time.

Thank Manuel B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So detailed. Well done. Children interested all the way round. More on Southern Hemisphere experience than most places. Sophisticated analysis.

Thank annawJ8034VW
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time for this visit. 3 hours should be your plan. Starting from the events leading to the rise of national-socialism in Germany, over WWII to the cold war.... History of Europe's recent century at a glance.

Thank mcraij
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A deceptively large museum, when you first see the exterior. It has very well laid out exhibits, and the audio guide was great to accompany them. Allow yourself more time than you think you need to visit.

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Why? How do human beings do this to each other? This museum has purposes - to explore the reasons for the Second World War and to try to help people determine not to let it happen again.
On one hand deeply depressing, on the other a wonderful insight and warning to future generations not to allow demagogues have their way.
Book yourself some other trip after you’ve been here - you may need some form of therapy afterwards.

Thank Dmzmartin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great summary of what was happening in the world leading up to WWII and then great review of WWII and D-Day. Don’t miss the movie at the end or the tour of the bunker

Thank Monique E
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