Memorial de Caen is an imaginative museum erected in 1988 in the north side of the city, It serves as a powerful reminder of the precious and precarious nature of peace and is without a doubt the best of Normandy''s many WWII museums. It traces the 'failure of peace' through galleries beginning with the end of WWI and incorporates a unique collection of WWII footage, high-tech audio-visual aids, models, and displays.
The first museum devoted to the 20th century, from the World War 2 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, and to the world of the cold war. It is a unique place with the wealth of the collection exhibited and the innovation of its presentation. It also sparks a debate on the future of the planet.
By car: A13 motorway from Paris (2 hours 1/2), exit N°7 on the Caen north ring road. By train : Paris Saint-Lazare railway station to Caen (2 hours). By plan : Caen-Carpiquet airport or Deauville Saint-Gatien airport. By ferry: Portsmouth - Caen/Ouistreham with Brittany Ferries. Bus 17 goes to Memorial.
Tel: +33 (0)2 31 06 06 44
Address: Esplanade Dwight-D.-Eisenhower, BP 55026: 14050, Caen