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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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  • This was a very interesting Museum with some great exhibits. It gives you a great understanding of the sacrifices and bravery of the allied forces on D-Day. Take your time and experience this importan...  more »
  • The cover photo does not match the Museum, but the site and very cool, very large and with a lot of material, reserve a time to meet.
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  • Museum having good content; problem on 2 floors! lack of signage clean exterior, explanation under glass well documented
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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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