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On theRoad, France – Second Take [Part II] [AUDIO]

As the city of William the Conqueror, CAEN has a long and complex history. In the Second World War, it was a key site of the Battle of Normandy. The city has preserved the memory by erecting a memorial for remembrance and peace.

Opened in 1988, Le Memorial has achieved an international reputation for it’s World War II and D-Day collections.  Olivier Bitsiment has worked at the museum as a guide and builder of international goodwill.  He talks about the permanent exhibits at the museum.

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While not as large as some more familiar museums, Le Memorial has great depth and quality of presentation in it’s featured collections.  Many tourism sites recommend at least 4 hours to see, experience, and absorb the museum’s detail.  In addition, the museum offers guided tours to the Normandy beaches, just a short drive from Caen.  You can discover the museum for yourself at Le Memorial Website.

 

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© Le Mémorial de Caen / Stéphane Dévé

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