This is not a museum to be rushed through, as it explores history from 1918 to the present day in engrossing and thought-provoking exhibits. It puts the 20th century in context by starting with the end of the First World War, leading to the horrors of the Second World War and beyond to the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. Civilian stories are told in heartbreaking detail, along with tales of courage and ingenuity of Allied soldiers. Not surprisingly, a large exhibition is dedicated to the D-Day landings, as well as the reopening of the headquarters used by German General Richter during the war. The museum’s café is reasonably priced and a good spot to relax in between exhibitions.
Le Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial)
Esplanade Général Eisenhower
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Hours Feb–Mar 9am–6pm; Apr–Sept 9am–7pm; Oct–Dec 9:30am–6pm (closed Mon in Nov–Dec) Phone 02-31-06-06-45 Prices Admission 19.80€ adults, 17.50€ students and children 10–18; free to World War II veterans and children 9 and under Web site Le Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial) Other Closed Jan
MapEsplanade Général Eisenhower Caen
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