Le Mémorial – Un Musée pour la Paix

Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050 Caen 0 Reviews


For a quick and striking record of the whole war, with an extraordinary spotlight on the Battle of Normandy, Le Mémorial is unmatched – it’s one of Europe’s head WWII exhibition halls. A massively great undertaking, the historical center uses film, movement and sound declaration, just as numerous unique ancient rarities, to graphically bring out the real factors of war, the preliminaries of occupation and the delight of freedom. It is arranged 3km northwest of the downtown area, reachable by transport 2 from place Courtonne.

Suspended above you as you enter is a real existence size model of a Hawker Typhoon. Past, you are driven sequentially through the assortment, finishing with an enchanting video of the Nuremberg preliminaries. Maybe strangely, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki get however a commentary. A further display inspects the world after 1945 and the Cold War. There is likewise an incredible 19-minute film, The Battle of Normandy, which graphically uncovers the obliteration of the district. You can likewise leave the exhibition hall to visit a 70m-long German relic: the harsh inside of General Richter’s Underground Bunker.

All signs are in French, English and German. Download the cell phone application before showing up. Audioguides are accessible in six dialects, with various English forms for Yanks and Brits. Note that tickets are legitimate for 24 hours. Kid care is accessible. There are a few eateries here. See the site for insights concerning voyages through the D-Day locales.

Via vehicle, follow the signs stamped ‘Le Mémorial’ for the exhibition hall.