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2 Memorials to explore in Normandy

Normandy

Northwesternmost of the 18 regions of France. Normandy's name comes from the settlement of the territory by mainly Danish and Norwegian Vikings ("Northmen") from the 9th century.

Mémorial de Caen
Mémorial de CaenEsplanade Général Eisenhower, 14050 Caen, France

The Caen Memorial is a museum and war memorial located in Caen on the history of the xx th century whose thematic whole while facing the fragility of the peace, but it is primarily a history museum. In 2007, it was the most visited French museum outside Île-de-France with 400,000 visitors. The Caen Memorial has received the " Musée de France " label and is part of the International Network of Museums for Peace. Since 2006, the Caen Memorial has been constantly changing, each year its permanent r

Normandy American Cemetery
Normandy American Cemetery14710 Colleville-sur-Mer, France

The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France is located in Colleville-sur-Mer, on the site of the temporary American St. Laurent Cemetery it was established by the U.S. First Army on June 8, 1944. The memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing large maps and narratives of the military operations and at its centre is a bronze statue “Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves.”. It is the most visited cemetery run by the American Battle Monume

Map of Memorials to explore in Normandy