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Civilians in Wartime memorial

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What to expect

Built at Falaise, on the remains of a house destroyed during the spring and summer bombardments of 1944, the Civilian War Memorial is a unique place of memory in the world. The fate of civilian populations is rarely mentioned in history textbooks. This exceptional and recently inaugurated museum will allow you to discover their daily life.

How to bear the weight of the Occupation? Manage the exodus, rationing and human losses? Communicate with allied armies? Help the resistance without risking its life? Survive in times of massive bombardment? Through numerous period images and sounds, whose weight is reinforced by a particularly immersive scenography, you will find the answers to the questions you ask yourself. Everyday heroes deserve never to be forgotten.

Opening hours for the Civilians in Wartime memorial

April 7 to July 6 from 10am to 12:30pm and from 1:30pm to 5:30pm
July 7 to September 1 from 10am to 6pm
September 2 to November 4 from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 17:30

Please note The War Memorial will be closed on September 3, 10, 17 and 24, October 1, 8 and 15 and between November 5 and December 31, 2018.


Full Price : 7,50€
Reduced Price : 6,50€

  • Schoolchildren from 10 to 18 years old
  • All students
  • Individual senior citizens (+ 60 years)
  • Teachers
  • Individual members MGEN
  • Accompanying disabled or handicapped persons
  • Military personnel in uniform or not in uniform
  • Accompanying persons of holders of the "Ambassadors" card of the Pays de Falaise (within the limit of 5 accompanying persons)

Free entry

  • Children under 10 years old
  • Persons with disabilities - Persons with disabilities
  • Veterans Affairs Canada

Arriving at the Civilians in Wartime memorial

Practical information:
The audioguides are available for rent at the memorial to accompany your visit. Price: adult 3€, child 2€
Tickets must be printed. Digital tickets are not accepted and tickets will not be refunded if applicable.

**Transport **

  • By car** : A13 Paris/Caen (exit 11: access Suisse Normande. Sort 13 : Porte d'Espagne: access to the Pays de Falaise). In Falaise, follow the signs for "centre historique", "parking château".
  • By train: Caen station (14) in the North, Flers station (61) in the South or Argentan station (61) in the East


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