CAEN MEMORIAL MUSEUM Day trip from Paris - Small Group (3/6 pax) aboard a Van

Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Destination: France, Île-de-France, Paris
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Paris
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Overview

Discover the museum exhibitions’ layout that traces the history of the Second World War, the D-day Landings, the Battle of Normandy and the Cold War..
Get enough time to visit all the exhibits and war artefacts without being rush
Step back in time and learn about all the political events who led to the war since the Versailles’treaty in 1919 untill the invasion of Poland by the Nazis.
See a genuine “Hawker Typhoon” fighter-bomber’ British aircraft
Walk along side the underground bunker and headquarters of german General Von Richter
Watch real WWII war footages and veterans emotional testimonies
See two sections of the Berlin Wall with drawing and graphitis painted on it
See a genuine “MIG-21” Russian jet fighter-bomber

Itinerary
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Stop At: Memorial de Caen, Esplanade General Eisenhower, 14050 Caen France

FROM EUROPEAN WAR TO WORLD WAR

1941: Germany launched operation Barbarossa against the USSR and Japan attacked Pearl Harbour. The Soviets and the Americans joined the Allies in their fight against the Axis countries: the European war became a world war.

GLOBALIZATION OF THE CONFLICT
In 1941, after numerous attacks on both sides of the globe, war becomes global...

In 1941, the war went global. Since 1939, the Third Reich had spread in search of conquest: Europe, the Balkans or North Africa, when Hitler come to the aid of Mussolini’s Italian troops who had been defeated by the British in Egypt. Meanwhile the Reich was also waging a war without quarter in the Atlantic, relentlessly attacking allied convoys en route for Europe. Both the African campaign and the battle of the Atlantic are featured in large displays at the start of the first room.
In Asia, Japan had already invaded China in 1937. In 1941, these two distinct wars were combined, setting the whole world aflame. The first room is devoted to the two military events which marked 1941: in June, operation Barbarossa, starting the flood of German troops into the USSR and the spread of the conflict to the East; in December, the Japanese attack on the American naval base of Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States, previously the Arsenal of Democracy, into a war which duly became a global conflict. The war with Japan features significantly here, which is intentional.

40% of the victims of the Second Sino-Japanese War from 1937 to 1945 died in the Asia-Pacific theater, including 24 million Chinese. Japanese expansionism and its often brutal military conquests were made possible only by excessive worship of the Emperor, unquestioning nationalist fervour and an authoritarian system headed by the Japanese army. Finally, there is a large display devoted to the Japanese warrior, an essential cog in the Japanese war machine.

THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY
This exhibition space deals exclusively with the Invasion of Normandy, a key episode in the liberation of Europe.
For the first time ever, we cover every detail of the Invasion of Normandy. Indeed, few people really know how much Normandy suffered following 6 June 1944. 20,000 inhabitants of Normandy were killed, that is a third of all French civilians killed during the Second World War. Towns were razed to the ground in mass bomb attacks, battles as fierce as those on the Eastern front raged, civilians were subjected to terrible suffering and many were evacuated, the German army fled and was pursued.

The Battle of Normandy was not supposed to last more than a few weeks. It would only end on 12th September with the liberation of Le Havre, one hundred days after the Landings.

FILM "1944: SAVING EUROPE"
Discover it during your visit to the Caen Memorial Museum!

Comprised of exclusively archive footage, the film « 1944, saving Europe » recounts all the stages of the battle up to the liberation of Le Havre.

19 minutes of History and emotion plunge the audience into the heart of the battle as they have never seen or heard it before.

Directed by David Dessites
Produced by "The Submarine Productions"
Reviewed by Fabrice Drouelle
Duration: 19 minutes

Duration: 4 hours

Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission tickets to the Caen Peace of Memorial
  • Entry/Admission - Memorial de Caen

Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Lido de Paris, 116 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France


Departure Time

6:30 AM


Return Details

Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris, France

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Duration

9 to 10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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