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Musée de Normandie, Caen

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Located in the Château de Caen, covers the history of the region--from the early cave dwellers to the Vikings to the 20th century. You can examine 80,000 objects that trace the physical and cultural evolution of Normandy. Items include weapons, jewelry, and objects of daily life that are in context, as well as the masterpieces of blacksmiths, potters, and candle makers. The museum opened in 1963, and in 1970 it merged with the local museum of fine arts, increasing its collections. In addition to the archeological and anthropological exhibits, it also houses permanent and temporary art shows. Put Musée de Normandie on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Caen itinerary maker.
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  • YO, YOU GUYS. DONT GO ANYWHERE ELSE. This place was everything and more. Be sure to do one of the tours because everyone that works in this place are either the best actors known to man or they just r...  more »
  • Every time delighted: there is still to learn and maintain his level of knowledge. I wish we could touch the objects on display: they were where they are for daily use and c is a pity to leave them as "dead" on their shelf.
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  • The Musée de Normandie is located in the Medieval Castle. The place is beautiful and the special landscape. The Museum is only open until 18 hours but when he closes worth prolonging the time at the coffee shop where you can have a cold beer in the summer or a hot chocolate in the winter and then enjoy the night view of the Castle, which in summer is the meeting point of several generations. It's worth it. The entrance at the Museum entitles you to know the Museum of fine arts, which has paintings of various places and always a different exposure, in addition to interactive areas intended for children.
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  • A good quality, brief explanation of the history of the region back to prehistoric times.
  • Worth a visit
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  • The Museum retraces life in Normandy from prehistory to nowadays. The permanent collection is worth the cost to be seen. Expect a big time to do the tour without any Miss. In addition it is free for the under 26 years!
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  • Beautiful building!
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  • Worth the trip, nice a visit and revisit
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