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Mémorial de Caen Museum Admission and Guided Tour of D-Day Sites from Caen

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    Mémorial de CaenVisit this impressive museum on the same day as your guided tour of D-Day sites or on another day – whichever option suits your schedule best. Your museum visit is self-guided, with the use of an informative audio guide (available in six languages) or on your own. The museum and war memorial covers a timeline of events starting right after the end of World War I through the fall of the Berlin Wall, which helps put the D-Day events which took place here into a larger historical context. Find out about the complex planning and execution of the D-Day invasion. Have lunch at the museum (own expense).

    D-Day Sites Guided TourMeet your expert guide (guides are specifically trained by the historians at the Mémorial de Caen museum) for a morning or afternoon tour of the important D-Day sites in Normandy, where battles took place that eventually led to the end of World War II, traveling in a comfortable minivan for either option.

    On a tour of the American D-Day sites, the first stop is the artificial harbor at Arromanches. This is where the Allies brought ashore hundreds of vehicles as well as tons of weapons, all of which were used in their invasion.

    The next stop is the American Cemetery and Memorial near the town of Colleville-sur-Mer, where more than 9,300 soldiers are buried. Continue to Pointe du Hoc, the clifftop location from which a US Army Ranger Assault Group began a heroic attack.

    The final stop is to the most famous Normandy beaches, including Omaha Beach, with an opportunity to disembark from the minivan to walk on one of the beaches.

    You'll end the day better able to put the D-Day battles into historical context.

    At the conclusion of your tour, travel by minivan back to the Mémorial de Caen.

    Please note: The American tour itinerary includes Arromanches' artificial harbor, the American Military Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach and Pointe du Hoc.
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    Departure Point
    Mémorial de Caen Museum, central Caen
    Departure Time
    1:00 PM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Audio guide in French, English, Italian, Dutch, German or Spanish (if option selected)
    • 5-hour guided tour of D-Day sites (only in English and French)
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Cimetiere Americain de Colleville-sur-Mer
    • Entry/Admission - Memorial de Caen
    Exclusions
    • Guided tour of the museum
    • Audio guide (unless option selected)
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour is not suitable for children under 3 years old
    • You may use your museum ticket on the same day as your guided tour or on another occasion. Your museum ticket is valid for 24 hours from the first time of entry
    • Prior to making your booking, please check Memorial de Caen opening times at:
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    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Very interesting and well thought out. Norman Rockwell WWII exhibit in progress. German Army Normandy Command Bunker on site. Easy access via bus from main train station. Nice stop on trip in to Bayeux. Call ahead if you want to arrange tours of British and Canadian Beaches.
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    This was the beginning of our second visit to the WW II beaches. Being a history buff, all of the invasion sites, from East to West, were of interest, so, we drove from Paris, and visited the Caen Museum first and were rewarded with an overview of the entire invasion plan. A
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    Visiting the World War II beaches has always been on my husband's bucket list, and we were very, very excited to go to Normandy for the visit in September. The Memorial is a great 1st stop, as it really covers the entire region's battles and fighting. The smaller museums
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    We have visited this museum a number of times and the effective displays continue to amaze and inspir. It is a "must see" for anyone visiting the Normandy invasion beaches.
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    Enjoyed our visit very much. The small size of the tour group was great, allowing for more personalized service. The driver and guide were very friendly. Would definitely recommend.
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    By: Memorial de Caen
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    896jemj
    Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
    20745
    Fascinating
    This is a must see if you're in Caen, well presented, very informative and interesting. The staff speak good
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    jamessL8911GW
    10
    Fantastic Experience
    Our guide, Rosiue "Rozina" was outstanding. Her depth of historical knowledge, and excellent grasp of the
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    Steve C
    1913
    Unbeatable - thank you Rosine!
    Travelled with my father from Portsmouth to Caen for an unforgettable weekend trip to see some of the WW2 sites.
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    JW209
    Hudson, Massachusetts
    13251
    Moving
    The most impressive demonstration of the era that I have ever seen. If you are coming to Normandy for WWII stuff,
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    Arleneeric
    Toronto, Canada
    5923
    Definitely a moving tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives at Juno Beach.
    Exceptionally emotional exhibits on display at the museum illustrating the courage and fortitude it must've taken
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    PeterHa1
    Mahwah, New Jersey
    19336
    Well done
    Thorough narrative of what happened during World War II. Plenty of exhibits written in English so you're able to
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    ntflady
    San Marcos, California
    630152
    Very Interesting
    I'm not really into war and war memorials but was on a tour of the area and the memorial was part of the tour. I
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    MichaelMc777
    Sunnyvale, California
    638272
    The museum is exceptional!!
    The museum is impressive in size. It has a well presented and large collection of WWII artifacts. The museum
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    SG_JCB
    21
    Great place!
    What an amazing place! We started our 4-day trip across the Normandy ‘D-Day’ sites in Caen and at this museum.
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    hjhoosier
    San Antonio, Texas
    18574
    Wow! World War II Extensively Documented!
    Absolutely one of the highlights of the day trip here in Caen. Goes through a complete timeline of the war in
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    rattenpakker
    Roeselare, Belgium
    508153
    The start of your Normandy visit!
    As many reviews state: start with a visit to this museum on your tour along the many WW II sights in Normandy. You
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    James I
    New York City, New York
    549238
    D Day Museum
    I would have liked to have more time here but I was on a day trip from Paris so had to move quickly and skip
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    IndySwimRun
    Richmond, Indiana
    22061
    Plan a full half-day
    The Caen War Memorial was incredibly well-organized and very informative. In order to really feel that you've
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    LBGansfam
    Newton, Massachusetts
    12346
    An excellent museum, and a powerful way to provide context in advance of a visit to the beaches
    The Museum was our first stop on our way to Utah Beach, Saint Mere Eglise, Arromanches, Omaha and Pointe Du Hoc.
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    maria k
    Miami, Florida
    4716
    A Must Before You Tour D Day Beaches
    A friend had told us to go to the museum for an hour or two before we were going with Mathias Leclere for our tour
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