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Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer

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Monument History Museum
Juno Beach Centre presents Canada’s role in military operations and the war effort on the home front in World War II. Film, audio, and displays bring pre-war and wartime Canada alive, as well as cover the fighting experiences. At the front of the center, Juno Park has walkways with interpretation panels, a preserved German bunker, and a path leading to the beach. There is little development here, so nothing interrupts your contemplation of beach and ocean. Imagine the sands littered with mines-on-sticks, spiky metal “hedgehogs,” barbed wire, and other barbarisms intended to destroy landing craft and the 14,000 Canadian soldiers that fought in this area. Put Juno Beach Centre at the forefront of your travel plans using our Courseulles-sur-Mer itinerary maker.
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  • An 'incontournable' visit for Canadians. Exhibits are lively with many combatants providing their testimonies which adds to the emotion of the visit. The beach is surprisingly beautiful and accessible...  more »
  • Lest we forget. This museum is a must see for all Canadians. Built to commemorate the Canadian landing at Juno Beach as part of D-Day. Canadian students are the guides.  more »
  • Really enjoyed that this museum is set up well for adults as well as displays for children to interact with. Lots of great info to learn about.  more »
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  • The site has a lot of bunkers that remind you of the German occupation. It is very impressive to see that the bunker are now located pretty much behind the dunes,but they use to be located close to the water. The are has great signs that tell the stories of the Canadian army and their battle. The Juno beach centre has a lot of parking around. The names of the fallen are captured on pillars in front of the center. The first part of the center is freely accessible and tells more about the battle in ww 1 and we 2. Fun little store but is rather expensive.
  • Absolutely fantastic. Comprehensive and well presented account of Canada's sons participation in D Day landings and the liberation of Europe. Staffed by young Canadians who are enthusiastic, polite and knowledgeable. The accounts of the Canadians actions that lead to VC's being awarded are particularly moving. A must see in the touring of the D Day beaches
  • Staff is great, parking is easy and outside you can find some interesting war material. The museum itself has only 5 rather small rooms and there is little to see. The first one is entirely about Canada and shows the vast size of the country against France. The next one is also about the industry/history of Canada. Only after that, it's about the war. The first film projected at the entrance is not worth looking but you can't skip it as entrance will only be given after the film ended. Given there aren't many musea about the Canadian involvement in the landing, you can't be picky. It's not the most expensive museum (approx 7€), but I think there are better choices around that budget and in the neighbourhood.
  • Keeping the memory alive of the Normandy invasion. This centre employs Canadian youth as guides. It is definitely a must stop to see part of the area the Canadians took and held in Operation Overload, but to listen to the guides keeping the veteran's memory alive.
  • Super area, great trip thru history on my motorbike going thru all the beaches used by the allies. I used Bayeux as my base for a week and just took it easy and enjoyed. Had great weather. Great memory of d day and the terrible war. Look for the old structures, where the Germans had their cannons, where the allies set up the temporary floating cement docks (still there!) brought all the way from England! The new structures, monuments, museums, give you enough reading and visual material to be impressed, especially about the Canadian effort and sacrifices!