Visit the Caen Memorial in Normandy

Caen, a martyr for the Liberation which was bombed during the summer of 1944, has certainly earned homage to the hardship it has faced.

The theme of reconiciliation is held dear to the Caen Memorial and it will guide you throughout your visit, immersing you in 20th century history from World War II to the Cold War. From the assasination of the archduke Franz Ferdinand to the fall of the Berlin Wall, nearly 60 million troops would be lost. The Caen Memorial allows visitors to travel back in time and relive this period whose outcomes we have inherited.

Permanent exhibits

  • World War II
  • The Landing and battle of Normandy
  • The Cold War
  • Opinion spots: newspapers and illustrations

D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

Built in 1998, the Caen Memorial collections bring together several thousand objects describing the daily civilian and military life throughout all countries involved in the Second World War.

The Memorial also organizes guided tours of the Landing Beaches, including Sword Beach, Juno Beach, Omaha Beach, and Utah Beach.


Mémorial de Caen

Esplanade Général Eisenhower

14050 Caen


Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14000 Caen