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Juno Beach Centre, Courseulles-sur-Mer

Categories: Monuments, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • The welcome and the tour are supported by young Canadian students stay "to be smugglers of their country's history. They describe, guide with rhythm and conviction and what button in particular is to know the origin of the commitment of Canadian volunteers. The visit can start with a time guided in bunkers (understanding of the silting up since the end of the war) and continue in an interactive museum featuring a complementary point of view to other visited museums around the theme of D Day and in particular the means necessary for the arrival of Canadian troops to ensure their daily life (food, care...). A little folk shop and makes us get out of our minds "of commemorating". A must see.
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  • Of all of the five beaches used on D Day, Juno beach was the only one that we could access. They have one of the best museums in Normandy. 
  • A remarkable and moving tribute to those who served during WW2. There is a sense of peace about the centre that was certainly not there in June 1944. The exhibits tell the story that led to so many Ca...  read more »
  • A nice way to spend a couple of hours, particularly if you take the bunker tour as well. The guides are all bilingual at least and will attempt to answer even the daftest of questions. The exhibits are well laid out, and properly labelled. The film at the end is heart wrenching. Needs a Cafe to be five stars but otherwise a good place to learn something about the Canadian contribution to the war.
  • First to say: This Museum is not only about the invasion. It starts with historical background Information about Canada e.g. economical situation before the war. Then it show why and how canada entered the war. At the end it show a little about canada today. I went there during my trip to Normandy and we saw every museum about D-Day. Compared to other museums this one is a little off topic ... or lets call it "crossover". Dont get me wrong , I like Canada, have been there twice, but I expected a more about WW2 and less about the country itself. If your goal is to see something about D-Day you can skip this one ... there are better museums all over the area.
  • Excellent museum with amazing relics from WWII and a friendly Canadian feel... The 10min film at the end is a must-see. Worth a stop.
  • A great museum focusing on the Canadian involvement during D-day, there are interesting exhibits many of which focusing on personal stories of some Canadian soldiers. Would highly recommend if you're in the area.
  • I'm Canadian, so naturally the focus on Canada's contributions to the war was fascinating. Of course other nationalities might find it interesting too.
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