Le Mémorial de Caen


From pre-1945 to the post-1945 period, this museum tells the story of the 20thC in a spectacular presentation of the events that had such an impact on European history. Discover the new exhibition areas explaining the D-Day Landings and the Battle of Normandy. Watch the films D-Day and The Battle of England and follow one of the guided tours on the Landing beaches.

Places to visit nearby

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.

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

Falaise in Normandy has rich history as the birthplace of William the Conqueror and the battlefield of the WW2 Falaise Pocket battle, and is surrounded by beautiful, peaceful countryside.

Nearby attractions

The souvenir gardens at the Memorial de Caen began when the Israeli president planted one tree here to symbolise life in 1988.

A gorgeous landscaped park that stretches across 17 hectares of land near the Caen Memorial, the Parc Floral de la Colline aux Oiseaux offers fantastic panoramic views of the city.

Set on hilly terrain and built into the remains of a stone quarry, the beautiful Jardin des Plantes still has the evidence of it's past industrial life still visible with the jagged rocks along one side.