Memorial of Caen, Caen

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A modern museum focusing on World War II and the Cold War, Memorial of Caen was built in 1988. It charts the events leading up to and after D-Day, and is an emotional presentation inviting meditation on the thought of Elie Wiesel: "Peace is not a gift from God to man, but a gift from man to himself." The Memorial for Peace also includes an exhibit of Nobel Peace Prize winners and another on conflict resolution in different cultures. Make Memorial of Caen a centerpiece of your Caen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Caen travel itinerary planner .
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  • A success story this museum that takes back us in the various wars of the twentieth century (14/18 - 39 / 45 - Pacific - Korea - wietnam - cold war etc...). A lot of comment, video or the conflicts we are detailed with lots of attention to detail. For an in-depth tour of the site, you book the day, especially if there are a lot of people.
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  • The Museum is so dense that it requires 5 / 6 h to see and read, especially in times of affluence. Possibility to get out and go home on the same day.
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  • Beyond the desultory staging the memorial presents numerous objects of the time and interesting war stories.
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  • One of the best museums in Normandy. So worthwhile and so informative. The topics of war are dealt with sensitively and kindly and the translations from French to English are done well and do not lose their meaning. A very humbling experience but one I feel that every European should do. This is my third visit to Mémorial and I still feel I'm learning new things.
  • We didn't have enough time to fully evaluate the full scope of this museum. There were strikes etc in the area and our time was shortened. Nevertheless from what I saw it was spectacular.
  • Very nice museum. Quite informative. Lots to take in.
  • Great place to know not only for the second world War lovers, the cold War and post war expo its amazing
  • Well worth a visit if you are in the area,although slightly politically slanted, it has some really interesting exhibits. If the weather is kind, don't forget to visit the gardens outside, they are amazing

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