Montormel Memorial

WW2 Museums

Pets accepted
August 1944, the Battle of Normandy ended. The allied armies crushed under a shower of steel 100 000 Germans in the Falaise-Chambois pocket.
Located on the very spot of the battle between Argentan and Vimoutiers, the Memorial offers an exceptional view over the valley of la Dives. The museum area describes in four languages, the extent of the battle and its challenges. Film, animated dioramas, the presentation of site relics complement the explanations of a guide.
This place of memory also pays tribute to the great strategists and protagonists of a battle that Montgomery had defined as the 'beginning of the end of the war'.
New: August '44 Trail, a historical journey spread out over 10 signposted stages with commentary (boards), departing from the Memorial.
Contact details

Montormel Memorial

Les Hayettes


Phone : 02 33 67 38 61


  • Normandy Quality Tourism
  • DDay

Other labels

  • Normandy Sites and Monuments Club
  • Rates

    Base rate - full rate adult From 5.50 €
    Student rate From 3.50 €
    Child rate From 2.50 €
    Means of payment

    Debit cards

    Postal or bank cheques



    Pets accepted


    Free WIFI


    Temporary exhibitions

    Specific theme activities


    Guided tour

    Coach Parking


    Visite guidées en permanence - yes
    Average time60 minutes60 minutes
    Further informationaudio guided tour: 1hour
    languages: french, english, german, polish


    Coach parking
    Groups acccepted
    Minimum number of people 15
    Maximum number of people 100
    Monument and museum recounting the final stage of the long and bloody Battle of Normandy, where the allied soldiers distinguished themselves fom the desperate attacks of the German troops who were surrounded. Retrospective with a Sound and light in 4 languages, a bay window where you can discover the battlefield in the company of a guide, display cases of objects from the battlefield, a film composed of archival footage of the battle. New: installation of windows containing military equipment. Guided tours on the battlefield for groups.

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