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La Maison des Canadiens

34 Promenade des Francais, 14990 Bernieres-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 96 55 38
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Powerful

Really powerful experience seeing the first liberated house the Canadians overtook and perhaps the... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
Mark G
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Canada
Oh Canada!

This was a great tribute to the Canadian Soldiers who landed here. The photos and the plaques were... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
abnguero
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Texas
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34 Promenade des Francais, 14990 Bernieres-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Really powerful experience seeing the first liberated house the Canadians overtook and perhaps the first in France overall. The house has modest plaques around it showing the history as well as memorials and a big Canada flag on the house. There is a large Inukshuk...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This was a great tribute to the Canadian Soldiers who landed here. The photos and the plaques were great. Then to see the kids toys in the yard made people know what they had fought for.

1  Thank abnguero
Reviewed 2 August 2017

What can be said. Visit this place, learn the history and hear the stories told by the occupant staying at the house. He was very well versed in the history of the house and very welcoming. From the story of when a Vet who apologized...More

1  Thank scott499
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Some will say, "It's just a house" but if you can appreciate the history behind it then it's certainly a worthwhile thing to see. Seeing is about all you'll do and, if you can imagine what it would have been like to stand on this...More

1  Thank Canada27
Reviewed 6 April 2017

What can I say? I was part of a Canadian Battlefields Tour group in August 2016. After visiting the Juno Beach Center, we proceeded to La Maison des Canadiens and by chance the couple looking after the house on behalf of Hervé Hoffer were there...More

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

As the first house to be liberated by the Canadian troops at Juno Beach on D Day it was an honour to visit and acknowledge the efforts of those who fought for our freedom. So heartwarming to see these troops honoured through memorials throughout the...More

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This house was the first to be liberated on D-Day. It remains a monument to the courage and resolve of the Canadians who stormed the beach that day.

2  Thank JamesII
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Welcomed with open arms during my visit with fellow soldiers to this historic icon for France and Canada. The history was rich and the caretakers Herve and Nicole were gracious hosts. I was enchanted with the experience of visiting the home and staring out of...More

1  Thank Mindtrapper
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Its pretty impressive that this building survived and was not destroyed during or prior to the invasion. I'm glad that it survived and is looked after and cared for. We were lucky enough to talk to the care taker as she was out in the...More

Thank The_GR_Blade
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

With Pegasus Pipes & Drums I was present at the D-day remembrance service, held each year on 6th of June. The house is the best fitting memory kept 'alive' to go to and get informed about D-Day on Juno beach. The welcome was overwhelming, the...More

1  Thank Christel S
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