The Caen Memorial

The museum displays trace the tumultuous history of the 20th century, from the start of World War II to the end of the Cold War.
Caen was bombed in summer 1944 and became a “martyr city” during the Liberation. The city, therefore, deserved recognition for the suffering it endured. This homage was duly paid, in a spirit of reconciliation, the same spirit which guides all the Mémorial's activities. This special aspect of the Mémorial guides visitors through each section of the museum, immersing them in the history of the 20th century.
New from July 2016, the "The Battle of Normandy: 100 days that changed the world" film enables visitors to relive 19 minutes of history and pure emotion. The Battle of Normandy as you’ve never seen it before!
Guided tours of the D-Day landing beaches (4 to 5 hours)
- Discovery day: 89€. Concessions: 69€ (children aged 3 - 17 and World War Two veterans). A day to discover the Mémorial de Caen and the D-Day Landing Beaches. 1 April to 30 September: tours depart at 9 am and 2 pm. Until 31 March and from 1 October to 31 December: tour departs at 1 pm.
- D-Day package: 123€. Arriving in Caen by train? Relive D-Day with a full-day guided tour (pick-up in the morning, return to Caen SNCF station and lunch included). Guided tour of the D-Day Beaches: tours depart at 1 pm or 2 pm depending on time of year.
- “In the footsteps of the Canadians” tour: from 69€. From 1 June to 30 September, Tuesdays at 2pm.
- Coach package: 49€. Concessions: 39€ (children under 10). 4 July to 25 August, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1 pm. Price includes entry to the Mémorial and a screening of “The 100 Days of the Battle of Normandy” at Arromanches 360 circular cinema.
For information and bookings, visit: or call +33 (0)2 31 06 06 45. Payment by credit card at the time of booking.


Pour initier les plus jeunes, le Mémorial de Caen propose, de juin à août, des visites guidées spéciales familles à partir de 8 ans.

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Esplanade Eisenhower CS 55026 14050 CAEN
Opening period
from 01/04/2019 to 30/09/2019 :
Monday from 09h00 to 19h00
Tuesday from 09h00 to 19h00
Wednesday from 09h00 to 19h00
Thursday from 09h00 to 19h00
Friday from 09h00 to 19h00
Saturday from 09h00 to 19h00
Sunday from 09h00 to 19h00
from 01/10/2019 to 31/12/2019 :
Monday from 09h30 to 18h00
Tuesday from 09h30 to 18h00
Wednesday from 09h30 to 18h00
Thursday from 09h30 to 18h00
Friday from 09h30 to 18h00
Saturday from 09h30 to 18h00
Sunday from 09h30 to 18h00
from 02 to 04/01/2020 :
from 28/01/2020 to 31/03/2020 :
from 01/04/2020 to 30/09/2020 :
from 01 to 31/10/2020 :
from 01/11/2020 to 24/12/2020 :
from 26 to 31/12/2020 :

Tarif de base - Adulte Plein tarif : 19,80 €
Tarif réduit : 17,50 €, Enfants de 10 à 18 ans, étudiants, plus de 60 ans
Tarif Famille : 51,00 €, Pass famille : 2 adultes et au moins un adulte de 10 à 25 ans – nombre d’enfants non limité.
Tarif de base - Adulte Plein tarif : 10,00 €, Exposition "Norman Rockwell, Roosevelt et les quatre libertés » (du 10 juin au 27 octobre 2019)
Tarif de base - Adulte Plein tarif : 24,80 €, Visite du Mémorial + Exposition "Norman Rockwell, Roosevelt et les quatre libertés » (du 10 juin au 27 octobre 2019)

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