Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation), Cherbourg-Octeville

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A fascinating military museum, Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation) is dedicated to the Ordre de la Libération, France's second national order after the Légion d'honneur, which was created in 1940 by General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces. At this site, you can enjoy three galleries and six rooms of displays documenting the history of the Free French Forces, de Gaulle's manuscripts, resistance activities, and the concentration camps.

You might find the precious artifacts displayed especially interesting. Showcases contain more than 4,000 objects such as uniforms, weapons, clandestine press and leaflets, transmitters, flags taken to the enemy on the battlefields of Africa and Europe, the first naval flags of Free France, and relics from the camps. The hall of honor is dedicated to General de Gaulle. Add Liberation Museum (Musee de la Liberation) and other attractions to your Cherbourg-Octeville trip itinerary using our Cherbourg-Octeville vacation builder.
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  • beautiful very cultural and historical exhibition Museum very well designed with interesting archives and more there is a wonderful view of Cherbourg + the Hague until the Valley of Saire
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  • The views are beautiful as is the museum. I suggest you don't walk up the cliff it's quite a hike. The museum is far bigger as it would seem. The displays interesting for anyone into WWII.  more »
  • It is a small museum, bit expensive but well documented. Fun to do with teenagers who is interested in the history of Cherbourg and the war.
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  • Beautiful exposition, well put together, tells the story very well, worth the visit.
  • One of the best places to be in Cherbourg. Sunday free entrance
  • I visited only the outside but it is a beautiful site with a point of view on any Cherbourg
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  • Impressive panorama.
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