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  U.S. Waterfall garden
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  • U.S. Waterfall garden - Basse-Normandie
      U.S. Waterfall garden
    by Segolily
  • No more guns - Basse-Normandie
      No more guns
    by Segolily

This is a good place to begin your journey into an understanding of WWII.
I hesitated spending our time here, but this is one of the major Museums in the world dealing with the background and experience of World War Two and I'm glad we went. Out front is the unique sculpture of a mangled gun, not beat into a plowshare, but never again to be used for violence. Be sure to check it out.
We began by following the winding walkway down into the depths of the building, reading along the way the precursers to war. We didn't read everything there was, it was a bit overwhelming. There is much to see here and one could spend several days to see it all. There were several movies to chose from and we enjoyed one which was very well done. Overall I found the museum to be thoughtful and well planned.
Not to be missed are the International gardens outside. We especially enjoyed the US waterfall garden. We spent around three hours here and only skimmed the surface.

Directions: NW side of Caen exit 7 off the North Ring Road
Website: http://www.memorial-caen.fr/portail/index.php?lang=EN

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2009
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