Visit the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum and expand your knowledge of the infamous battles on Normandy Beach landing as well as all of the events that led up to and followed World War II.
June 6th, 1944 is remembered as an infamous day around the world, WWII’s D-Day. This is the day that eighteen thousand of the allied troops join together to conquer the Axis powers of Germany. The troops are sent to two different beaches, Utah and Omaha, located in Normandy, France. The Caen Memorial Museum will provide you with an excellent knowledge of what happened in and around the landings on Normandy Beach as well as the world’s involvement before, during and after World War II.
What to do at the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum
The Caen Memorial D-Day Museum offers more than just artifacts and information concerning the battles of Normandy Beach. The museum also houses exhibits which pull together the events which took place in Europe that led up to World War II, and its connection with World War I. The different permanent exhibits are your go-to place where you can learn about the specifics of each sector involved in and around the D-Day Landings at the battle of Normandy, the exhibits include: The Second World War, The D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy, The Cold War, and The Souvenir Gardens.
Within these exhibits, you can find even more specific sections containing titles such as The Failure of Peace, The Cost and Ending of the War, From European War to World War, as well as many more exhibits that showcase the true inside details that were researched by experts.
Guided Tours at the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum
All tours depart from the Memorial Museum unless otherwise specified.
- Discovery Day €89
Spending the day touring the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum and the D-Day landing beaches. Tours start at 9am or 2pm April through September and at 1pm in the remaining months.
2. D-Day Package €123
If you travel by train from Paris, or somewhere else in France, you can be picked up at the train station with this package. The guided D-Day tours also begin at 1 pm or 2 pm depending on the season. Lunch and transportation are included in the price.
3. “In the footsteps of the Canadians” €69
This exclusive tour is available on Tuesdays at 2pm from June until September.
4. Coach Package
This package includes entry into the Memorial and a ticket to the film “The 100 Days Battle of Normandy” at the Arromanches 360-degree circular cinema.
Attractions at Caen Memorial D-Day Museum
There are three food vendors located inside the museum – one café and two restaurants. “Le Café du Memorial” is where you can find a quick snack as well as enjoy a coffee break in between exhibits. The restaurant “La Terrasse” is where you can enjoy a lunch off of the menu with the whole family. There is also a buffet style restaurant called “Les Pommiers” which you can attend with a group of over 20, available upon reservation.
The monthly hours of the Caen Memorial D-Day Museum change with each year, so when planning a trip, we suggest you consult the website. However, the hours for 2016 are available and were as follows:
January: 1-23, 30 closed. 24-29, 31 open from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
February: 1-3, open from 9:30 am- 6:00 pm, 4-28 open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
March-October: Open daily from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
November: 1-3, open from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, 5-30 open daily from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays
December: Open from 9:30 am – 6:00 pm, closed on Mondays
Pricing may change year to year for the museum, but it should stay around the following:
Adult Admission: €19.80
Reduced Rate: €17.00
Teachers, soldiers, Children 10-18, Students, and visitors over 60, with ID required
Family pass: €51.00
*Free with written verification for all war veterans and children under 10
For any and all further questions, you may refer to the website
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