Bayeux was the first French town to be liberated from the German occupation, on the 7th of June 1944. This museum retraces the military and human story of the Battle of Normandy, which was to last from the 7th of June to the 29th of August 1944. Its recently installed scenography offers an insight into purely historical facts, alternating with themed features, 25 minutes of film archives and a 2,000m2 display including original equipment and uniforms. Tour lasts 1h30 to 2 hours.
Open daily from February 15th to December 31th.
From February 15th to April 30th and from October 1st to December 31th from 10 to 12.30am and from 2 to 6pm.
From May 1st to September 30th from 9.30am to 6.30pm.
Closed on December 25th and also on 24th and 31th afternoons.
Learn about the sequence of events and what was at stake during the Battle of Normandy, from June 7th-August 29th 1944. A gateway to the landing beaches, the museum delves into history with a chronology of the events that occurred during the summer of 1944, complete with theme areas (the Resistance and de Gaulle, the war correspondents, allied aviation, civil life...) illustrated with many period objects. 25min. archive film: 'Normandie 44, decisive history for the West).