Museum of the Battle of Normandy, Bayeux

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One of the best on the topic, Museum of the Battle of Normandy has a good balance of explanations of the infamous D-Day battle and interesting artifacts both small and large. Outside the museum are four armored vehicles: a Sherman tank, a Crocodile tank trailer, and Marder and M-10 Hellcat tank destroyers. Inside are a self-propelled 105 mm howitzer, a Quad-50 caliber anti-aircraft "meat chopper," a radio truck, a bulldozer, and several other large items. Plan your visit to Museum of the Battle of Normandy and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bayeux online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Very detailed exhibits with lots of information to read on all aspects of the Battle of Normandy and includes tanks, bombs machine guns etc. Having visited the towns of Caen and Lisieux as they are to...  more »
  • Museum or I was not back for a long time. It has been considerably modernized. Staged through a path of a rich collection of vehicles, weapons, uniforms and objects from the daily lives of the soldiers. The tour ends with a short film on the Liberation of Normandy, then of the France. My favorite is the little Hetzer (on chassis of Czech tank LT 38) TD exposed to the outside, with a very colorful camouflage.
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  • This museum gives a clear and chronological overview of the battle for Normandy from different angles. Also the film plays (25 min) is a must. Might be interesting if you're like us in the neighborhood are related to D-day viewings.
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  • A good starting point if you're staying in Bayeux to explore the Normandy regions WWII sites. Before you go just make sure you call to see their hours. On two different visits they closed for mid day break but the times weren't the same as the website. You can easily spend 1 to 1.5 hours exploring this museum. You can buy a multi pass for different things around Bayeux has well.
  • Excellent museum, need at least 2 hours to explore, make sure you watch the film. would recommend buying the multiple pass tickets for all the local museums.
  • A must see if you are looking for D-Day information and artifacts. Lots of panels for reading therefore I do not recommended for kids.
  • Interesting, well put together museum in English and French. Covers many fine details I have not seen covered elsewhere (detailed information on German commanders and military strategies/challenges, as well as the Allied information, coverage of medical practice and advances, discussion of the French Resistance and De Gaulle, etc). A thorough visit would take more than two hours, but a quick walk through would be about 45 minutes.
  • Great historic overview of the first two months after the D-Day landings. Lots of items on display. Also a lot of vehicles and artillery present, of which some are located outdoors. Cinematic of approx 30 mins. gives a good overview of the history that is described on the large amount of displays.  All text and cinematic available in both French and English. (Be sure to check when the English films are scheduled. They alternate.) Took me about 2 hours, reading quite a lot of the descriptions. Opposed to another review: No closing during lunch hours (visited mid September, maybe different more off-season). Can't compare it to other museums in the area but found it interesting and well worth the visit.
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