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Review of Memorial of Caen

Memorial of Caen
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Ranked #1 of 54 things to do in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: From the origins of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Mémorial de Caen tells you the story of the XXth century.
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This museum does have a lot of information in it that is interesting, however, in terms of artefacts that it a disappointing lack of things to see. When you consider this is one of the more expensive museums in the area this is not really good enough. For a museum in Normandy, the section on Normandy was extremely small.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

As others have claimed it is the best museum about World war II. Open , bright. Not cheap though, especially if you do as we did and just focus on the World War 2 areas (took the morning). Broadened my awareness and information base.

Thank Larry M
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I visited this museum over a decade ago and I was very impressed with their changes. Before it was more thematic and lacked focus, but now it is a true history musuem and does a great job tracing the road to war through the battle itself. The displays continue into the Cold War, but the newest exhibit that I found fascinating is going into the "Atlantic Wall" and exploring the actual German bunker used during the battle for Caen. Easy parking and an excellent gift shop. Food was good also.

Thank tosl
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

I visited this memorial about ten years ago and vowed never to return. Hower, during a cold and snowy day in March my wife and I decided not to brave the outdoors and spent several hours in the Memorial. I can truthfully say that it has been greatly improved since my first visit. Ten years ago there was some questionable (completely wrong) history on display. That has been cleaned up and the Memorial presents a sobering picture of war and its ramifications. It was a very interesting visit.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Do not be fooled by it’s name- this is so much more than a memorial. It is a museum which teaches about the human casualties of WWII- citizens as well as soldiers. We wish we had planned to spend more time there. There are many films as well as displays so plan no less than 3 hours. I do not recommend this museum for young children- very graphic photos.

2  Thank Sue D
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