The Memorail de Caen, a tribute to peace
Caen saw fierce fighting and many casualties during the battle of Normandy from June to August 1944. This left an enormous scar in the people that lived here and have an extreme wish for peace in the world (stupid that we humans only learn the hard way!). The Memorial de Caen is therefore not just a museum remembering the devistating battle of Normandy, but is above all a tribute to peace. The building of the museum is worth mentioning, as it resambles the ripping apart of society that wars always result in.
Sword Beach Memorial
This memorial at Sword Beach commemorates the Allied accomplishments of 6 June 1944. It is one of dozens, if not hundreds, of such memorials across Normandy. Most were built and maintained by a thankful French population.
Caen/Beaches of Normany
"Re-live WWII's historic Normandy Invasion."
The beaches of Normandy are alive with history. A must-see if you're in the area/region. Trains for Paris leave regularly for Caen, the closest city. Then hook up with a tour based from the Caen Normandy Museum.
"German Gun Defense"
Germany Bunker defenses were situated all along the Normandy Coast to defened against an Allied invasion. U.S. and British ships managed to take out many with artillery saving many soldiers lives.
Visit one of the many Cemetaries in the area. One's for the French, German, American and British fallen soldiers are located nearby. This is a very moving and emotional place where you are forced to remember the sacrifices that so many soldiers made to defend freedom during WWII.