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Caen Memorial Museum (Mémorial de Caen) Tours

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Located a short drive from the D-Day Landing Beaches, the Caen Memorial Museum (Mémorial de Caen) puts one of the most significant battles of World War II into historical context. The museum gardens serve as a poignant tribute to the international soldiers that lost their lives on Norman soil.

The Basics
Interactive exhibitions and multimedia displays take visitors through the events of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, and offer a wider look at the key events of WWI and II, and the Cold War. Museum highlights include the immersive 360° movie ‘Europe Our History’; the command post of General Major Wilhelm Richter, located in a tunnel beneath the museum; and three memorial gardens devoted to the American, British, and Canadian troops. Explore on a self-guided tour or opt for a guided tour for deeper insight. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Caen Memorial Museum (Mémorial de Caen) is a must for those interested in Normandy’s WWII history.
  • Leave yourself at least two hours to explore the museum’s many exhibitions.
  • Audio guides are available in multiple languages including French, English, and German.
  • The museum has a restaurant, café, gift shop, and picnic areas.
  • Caen Memorial Museum is accessible to travelers in wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There
The museum is located along the main N814 road, a 10-minute drive from downtown Caen. Bus number 2, which also departs from downtown Caen, stops right outside the museum.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily year-round, though opening hours vary throughout the year; it’s sometimes closed on Mondays in low season. Peak summer months bring large crowds so plan an early morning or late afternoon arrival to avoid large groups.

Normandy’s D-Day Museums

Caen Memorial Museum (Mémorial de Caen) is one of a number of Normandy museums that focus on WWII and D-Day and provide additional context for travelers touring Normandy’s D-Day beaches, battle sites, and war cemeteries. The Arromanches 360° is a Circular Cinema experience that focuses on the Battle of Normandy; Utah Beach Museum follows the training and operations of American troops during the D-Day landings; and Juno Beach Museum looks at the role played by Canadian troops in the battles. Other notable museums include the D-Day Landing Museum in Arromanches, the Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux, and the American Airborne Museum in Saint-Mere Eglise.
Address: Esplanade Général Eisenhower, Caen 14050, France
Admission: Varies
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Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

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Explore the critical moments of World War II at the incredibly thorough Mémorial de Caen museum with this admission ticket. Learn about the significant points in a timeline spanning from the conclusion of World War I until the fall of the Berlin Wall, which gives viewers a much deeper understanding of the D-Day events that happened nearby. Start your visit with a film about D-Day, and your ticket is valid for 24 hours after you first enter the museum. Choose to visit the museum with or without an audio guide.
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CAEN PEACE MEMORIAL Day trip from Paris in a Small Group (8 pax) aboard a VanCultural Tours

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CAEN PEACE MEMORIAL Day trip from Paris in a Small Group (8 pax) aboard a Van

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Visit the D-Day beaches during this full-day trip from Paris to Normandy. Stop at Omaha Beach to learn stories and historical facts about WWII; drive along Juno and Gold Beaches; pause at the American Cemetery; and stop by the Caen Memorial Museum for a scenic lunch. Gain fascinating insights from your guide into the sacrifices of Allied soldiers and the French citizens they liberated. Upgrade to a small-group tour when booking for a more personal experience.
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Travel back in time on a historical 12-tour of World War II landing sites, with optional hotel pickup. Departing from Paris, your driver will guide your group to the Beach of Normandy, where you'll see The Pointe du Hoc, a promontory that was a German fortification strong point until U.S. army members invaded on June 6, 1944. You'll visit the American Cemetery on a bluff above Omaha Beach, and explore other significant locations such as Mulberry Harbour — built specifically to speed the unloading process of Allied troops — and the Caen Peace Memorial. The tour also includes return transport to Paris.
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Leave the long drive from Paris to the professionals and check off six key World War II sights in just one day on this comprehensive tour. Learn about 1944’s Normandy Landings from your guide as you visit Omaha Beach, the American Military Cemetery, the Canadian Juno Beach Center, the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, the Mémorial de Caen museum and memorial, and the remains of an artificial harbor at Arromanches-les-Bains.
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Tour the historic locations of World War II on this tour of D-Day sites and the Mémorial de Caen museum. See Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc and other important D-Day sites, as well as a guided tour of Mémorial de Caen. This is an ideal day trip from Paris, especially since it begins at the Caen train station. Group size is limited to seven for the American sites ensuring a personalized experience.
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Historical Normandy Short BreakCultural Tours

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Discover Normandy’s rich maritime heritage and turbulent military history on this two-day tour from Caen. On the first day, explore the D-Day beaches, one of the most significant WWII sites in Europe, and visit Omaha Beach, Point du Hoc bunker, the American Cemetery. On day two, visit the medieval town of Bayeux and admire the magnificent Bayeux Tapestry.
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