Rendez-vous at the Caen Memorial

  • Caen Memorial

    Caen Memorial

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Rendez-vous at the Caen Memorial Esplanade Général Eisenhower 14000 Caen fr

Caen, a martyr for the Liberation which was bombed during the summer of 1944, has certainly earned homage to the hardship it has faced. 

The theme of reconiciliation is held dear to the Caen Memorial and it will guide you throughout your visit, immersing you in 20th century history from World War II to the Cold War. From the assasination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand to the fall of the Berlin Wall, nearly 60 million troops would be lost. The Caen Memorial allows visitors to travel back in time and relive this period whose outcomes we have inherited. 

Permanent exhibits

  • World War II
  • The Landing and battle of Normandy
  • The Cold War
  • Opinion spots: newspapers and illustrations

The 70th anniversary of D-Day

For nearly 2 years, the Caen Memorial has been preparing for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Also, visitors will be available to discover, documenting the events that turned the war global, from the invasion of the USSR to the attack of Pearl Harbor. Exhibits include:

  • The Holocaust by bullets
  • Intimacy in wartime 
  • The Nuremberg trails

These exhibits aim to enhance understanding of the period in covering a range of its aspects.

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Point of interest