The world before 1945

From the origins of the Second World War to its end, the first exhibition recounts and explains the first half of the 20th century.

The Second World War

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France in the dark years

The second section, situated underground, helps the visitor understand “the dark years” following France’s defeat. What was daily life like for French people, how did the...

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From European War to World War

1941: Germany launches operation Barbarossa against the USSR, and Japan attacks Pearl Harbour. The Soviets and Americans join the Allies in their fight against the Axis countries: the...

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Total War

In a war that becomes "total", all belligerents concentrate all human means and equipment to achieve final victory. This is what the entrance to this new room means, where, among all...

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Societies at war

Entering the room dealing with "societies at war", you see on your right a wide display on the life and death of soldiers and in front, an enclosed and "intimate" space evoking the...

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The cost and ending of the war

With the capitulation of Germany on 7 May, followed by Japan on 2 September 1945, the Second World War finally came to an end.


1944 radar museum

Discover the daily life of the German soldiers in charge of the air reconnaissance inside the bunkers

Arromanches 360 circular cinema

Don't miss! - The film "Normandy's 100 days". Archive images projected in HD on 9 screens.

Civilians in wartime Mémorial

In Falaise, a new museum dedicated to both the life and survival of the civilians during WWII.