Le Memorial at Caen is a museum of history based in northern France, not too far from the locations of the beaches where the Normandy Landings took place. Le Memorial at Caen explores the events which led up to the Normandy Landings of World War II, the Landings themselves, also known as D-Day, and the aftermath.
Le Memorial at Caen also offers day trips and longer guided tours around the sites of the Normandy Landings, which start at Caen Railway Station. Beyond its Second World War exhibits, Le Memorial at Caen also looks at the Cold War and beyond, exploring the concept of peace in the context of different conflicts.
Le Memorial at Caen is approximately a 15 minute drive from Caen Railway Station. Taxis available at the station. The train journey from Paris Saint-Lazare station to Caen takes around 2 hours and trains run every 2 hours or so. By car from Paris, take the A13 motorway and the museum is in the north of Caen just north of exit 6 of the N814.
There are cafes on site.
Le Memorial at Caen is open 9am-6pm (to 7pm 9 Feb-11 Nov). Closed 25 Dec-9 Feb. Closed Mondays 12 Nov-27 Dec. Last entry 1 hour and a quarter before closing. Entry costs approx €17 for adults, €14.50 reduced (inc ages 10-18, disabled persons, students and over 60s). Under 10s go free. Other discounts available. See the official site for tour rates and day pass rates.
Le Mémorial de Caen, Esplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050 Caen, Fran
+33 (0)2 31 06 06 45