The Caen Memorial, Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial), Arts and culture, Normandy
The Caen Memorial

This museum is dedicated to the history of the 20th century and all of its exhibitions are focused on the same theme: peace.

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Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial)

France
By Dmitry Petrounin Dmitry Petrounin Section editor Profile

Discover Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial)

Caen Memorial is ?a museum for peace.'
An inevitable site in Normandy, the Memorial deserves a long visit during which you will learn about the attacks which damaged the city and the region during World War I and World War II.
Suggest this educational visit to your children!
Mémorial de Caen
Esplanade Dwight-Eisenhower 14000 Caen
Telephone: + 33 (0) 2 31 06 06 44.
Closed from 1 to 15 of January and on Christmas Day.
Open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in the winter and from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm in the summer.
Ticket prices: ?3.50 or ?5.

Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial)

The forecourt of the Memorial, Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial), Arts and culture, Normandy
The forecourt of the Memorial

The access to the museum is lined with twelve flags representing all the countries that participated in the battle of Normandy.

© Stéphane Dévé / Le Mémorial de Caen
The Mig 21, Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial), Arts and culture, Normandy
The Mig 21

This jet, the most produced one of all time, was used by the USSR for a long time.

© Stéphane Dévé / Le Mémorial de Caen
A Trabant, Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial), Arts and culture, Normandy
A Trabant

This legendary car from the former GDR is exhibited in the collection dedicated to the Germany of 1945 to 1989.

© Stéphane Dévé / Le Mémorial de Caen
The Hawker Typhoon, Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial), Arts and culture, Normandy
The Hawker Typhoon

This aeroplane of British design was one of the best fighter-bombers during the Second World War. Yet, at the beginning, it wasn't very well-designed.

© Stéphane Dévé / Le Mémorial de Caen
Traces of the past, Mémorial de Caen (Caen Memorial), Arts and culture, Normandy
Traces of the past

All along the visit that retraces the wars and atrocities which occurred during the 20th century, visitors can discover the machines of war that wrote a chapter of our history.

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