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Mémorial de Caen (Peace Museum)

Listed under Military Museums in Normandy, France.

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Officially named Le Mémorial de Caen, un musée pour la paix - "The Caen Memorial, a Museum for Peace," the Caen Memorial is regarded as the best World War II museum in France. With over 6,000,000 visitors since it opened, it is the second most visited site in Normandy after Mont-St-Michel.

Established in 1988, the Caen Memorial focuses on the events leading up to and after D-Day (Jour J). Visitors walk through an excellent five-part presentation: the lead-up to World War II; the Battle of Normandy; two powerful video presentations; the Cold War; and the ongoing movement for peace.

 

More about the Mémorial de Caen from Sacred Destinations.

Written by  Martin Gray.

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This is one of the best WW2 museums in the world. It traces a literal downward spiral towards war before chronicling the events that took place in Normandy during the liberation, then the Cold War that followed.

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