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Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

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.
  • Admission to the Mémorial de Caen, Normandy's most comprehensive World War II museum
  • Learn about the events of D-Day and WWII within their larger historical context
  • Explore museum sections on WWII, D-Day and the Cold War, plus an area of historical cartoons and drawings
  • Watch two films for more insight into the events of WWII
  • Discover the museum at your own pace, with or without an audio guide
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Memorial de Caen entrance ticket
Audio guide (unless option selected)
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Guided tour (this can be booked on the day if desired, at an additional cost)

Departure Point

Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen France

Departure Time

11/12/2020 - 12/20/2020
Saturday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
12/21/2020 - 12/31/2020
Monday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday:09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
1/26/2021 - 3/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
4/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 07:00 PM
10/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
With this ticket to the fabulous  Mémorial de Caen museum, you're free to explore the exhibits at your leisure – including starting your visit anytime you like while the museum is open.

This facility is both a museum and a war memorial, dedicated to putting into perspective the events of World War II that destroyed most of Caen and devastated the surrounding area. The timeline of the exhibits begins at the conclusion of World War I and ends at the fall of the Berlin Wall, giving viewers a much broader sense of the historical impact of the Battle of Normandy which liberated Caen.

While the museum features decades' worth of history, the centerpiece of the  Mémorial de Caen is related to D-Day. This is the only museum in the Normandy region that gives visitors an opportunity to learn so much about the Normandy landings from the perspective of both sides in the war, with incredibly detailed accounts of the 100-day campaign afterward.

Begin your visit to the museum with a film about D-Day, which will set the stage for the remainder of your tour. The film includes both archival footage and footage from fictional movies. Another film you can watch, called 'Hope for the Future,' begins in the 1940s and goes through the end of the 20th century.

There is an audio guide for the museum that is available in six languages, or you can choose to simply explore on your own through the interactive exhibits. There are two on-site restaurants in the museum – the Café du Mémorial, an informal spot where you can get sandwiches and salads, and La Terrasse, a more formal sit-down restaurant – where you can have a midday break (own expense). If you prefer, you're welcome to bring the fixings for a picnic to spread out on the museum lawn. And if you don't feel like you've seen everything in the museum by day's end, your ticket is valid for a full 24 hours from the time you first enter the museum, so you can return the next day to complete your visit.
Itinerary
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Begin your exploration of the Mémorial de Caen anytime during open hours. With a theme of reconciliation, the museum discusses World War II and D-Day within the historical framework of events ranging from the end of World War I through the fall of the Berlin Wall. Wander through museum areas focused on WWII and the Cold War. There is also a section featuring cartoons and drawings chronicling the history of the 20th century as well as current affairs. Watch a film on D-Day that tells the story of that fateful day through archival footage and scenes from fictional films depicting German and Allied forces on the eve of the Normandy landings. Another movie, 'Hope for the Future,' covers events from the 1940s through the end of the 20th century. Discover the museum through the interactive exhibits or opt to use an audio guide available in six languages for a more in-depth experience.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Ticket is valid on day of entry
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Opening times vary. Please check Memorial de Caen's opening times on your chosen visit day.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Ticket can be presented on a mobile devise and does not have to be printed
  • OPERATED BY Memorial de Caen

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide.
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What is the maximum group size during Memorial de Caen Museum Admission Ticket with Optional Audio Guide?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Very good museum. I recommend it to...
wipperwillie
, Sep 2016
Very good museum. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about WW11.
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Very detailed, almost information...
Amanda d
, Aug 2016
Very detailed, almost information overload for one day. Gift shop was disappointing though.
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The best WWII museum you will find...
Scott R
, Jun 2016
The best WWII museum you will find. This is our second time visiting the museum and this time we devoted the full day to really enjoying and taking advantage of what the museum has to offer. Both times I have ben with my oldest son who was 12 and 18 on our respective visits. This museum has been one of the highlights in our trips to Normandy over the years.
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Very moving, also factual about ist...
Elizabeth M
, Oct 2014
Very moving, also factual about ist and 2nd world wars. Cafe good too
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The statue in the front (sailor...
jalbrown
, Oct 2014
The statue in the front (sailor kissing girl--the iconic Times Sq. photo) was a perfect start to a well planned guide to how WWII came about and the impact it had on so many millions of humans on the Earth. I was curious why this particular ground was chosen, learning later of the Nazi bunker under the structure that one can tour. Outstanding. Finally, the 50th anniversary U.S. memorial resonated with me after reading the passage in the floor of the entrance: "From the heart of our land flows the blood of our youth, given to you in the name of freedom."
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We booked all of our activities...
Victoria P
, Jun 2014
We booked all of our activities through Viator and had a wonderful experience. I needed to change one reservation before we even left the U.S.A. and the staff was very accommodating. We drove from Paris to Caen, which took longer than we expected so missed our reserved date for admission to the museum, but went the following day and the museum staff were very gracious and accepted our vouchers. We definately will use Viator again! Victoria P.
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Valrie_C
, Sep 2020
Clair bien organisée Domage que la partie Normandie ne soit pas décrite avec audio Alentours propres
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Impresionante memorial II WW
ALBERTO JESUS B
, Aug 2019
Gran museo. Merece la pena entrar en este museo para ver y no olvidar lo que ocurrio el 06-06-1944. Perfecta cronologia de los hechos que nos llevaron a la II GM, es importante que nuestros hijos, chicos jovenes que solo han visto estos hechos a traves de las peliculas de cine, lo vean in situ para darse cuenta que jovenes de sus edades, de 19-20-21..... años en adelante dieron sus vidas por salvar al mundo del totalitarismo nazi y que por cierto, parece que ahora vuelve a renacer en ciertos paises de Europa. Es muy importante recordar y no olivdar estos hechos, para que estos no se vuelvan a producir.
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