Musée de la Percée du Bocage


The Musée de la Percée du Bocage is dedicated to the soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Hedgerows, especially in the battle around the town of Saint-Martin-des-Besaces. Discover this crucial battle in the son et lumiere guided tour, told in 8 different sections with models and dioramas.

There's also a fresco of 200 photos, a unique collection of documents and souvenirs from the battle, a superb audio-visual display and 200 contemporary photos of how the battlefield looks today.

Places to visit nearby

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy is known as the 'city of copper', because of it's talented copper artisans, and is a beautifully preserved medieval town.

Caen, in Normandy, is one of the oldest university towns in France. Bustling with activity, it is a vibrant and attractive city on the River Orne.

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