Trip Planner:   Europe  /  France  /  Normandy  /  Basse-Normandie  /  Orne  /  Argentan  /  Historic Sites  /  Memorial de Montormel
Memorial de Montormel, Argentan
(4.5/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
The Coudehard-Montormel Memorial is a historical museum on mont Ormel in France, dedicated to the battle of the Falaise pocket, the last episode in the battle of Normandy. It is sited on the summit of Hill 262, where the pocket was officially closed on 21 August 1944, with two sites - an open-air monument at the hill's summit, which was inaugurated in 1965 on the battle's twentieth anniversary, and the museum itself, in the side of the hill, opened in 1994 on the battle's fiftieth anniversary.
Before you head to Argentan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Argentan family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Argentan has to offer, including Memorial de Montormel.
Source
Create a full Argentan itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Argentan

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Orne by other users

20 days in Alencon, Saint-Ceneri-le-Gerei & Nice BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Orne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 22 days in France, Amsterdam & Overijssel Province BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in France, Brussels & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Alencon BY A USER FROM MALTA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 34 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Basse-Normandie BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 11 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, beaches, historic sites, shopping, water activities, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, beaches, historic sites, shopping, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Orne, Montpellier & Paris BY A USER FROM SWEDEN July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, water activities, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in France & San Sebastian - Donostia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A small museum interesting for novice people on the pocket of Cliff and the end of the battle of Normandy. The manager knows his subject well when one little dig the subject. Beautiful ride autour to do
    View original
  • Every year we go on different places of memories, this year Montormel, actually at the beginning we found this somewhat outdated (screens and the card), the following film interesting because of the testimony and beautiful final by the explanations of the guide of this fight. Passionate that us has captivated by the stories and anecdotes. Thanks again dear Mr.
    View original
  • Stopped here as part of a Leger battlefield tour. Although I didn't visit the museum itself but I did buy a book from the shop. The memorial is excellent and is one of the best I've seen. The view of ...  more »
Google
  • The position of this monument, overlooking the valley of 'the pocket' gives you something of an insight into how things might have played out. Quite moving.
  • A well laid out memorial and museum to "the last Battle of Normandy". A brutal battle that helped finish the war in Normandy and allow the Allies to push on to Paris.
  • The final Normandy battles were here. One can not imagine, but with a help from the exhibits, one can try.
  • Place very well designed, interesting history that families and schools as well. No tape - to the eye, technology is at the service of the visitor. Guide-commentator familiar with his case. Nothing to fault, especially change nothing (apart from the video that deserves a shot nine).
    View original
  • Very well kept, friendly staff
    View original