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WWII museums in Normandy

My husband is British and I am American. Can people advise a museum which covers both participants in the invasion. My husband lives in America but his parents were military and were indeed involved in the war. Jean

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The museum in Bayeux by the British Cemetery is British Influenced. The American Cemetery is American influenced. The museum in Caen is more neutral but crowded and information overload.

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The front was very long, and different countries invaded at different beaches. The nearby museums tend to reflect the nation that invaded nearby.

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We really enjoyed the museum in Bayeux and then wandered through the British Cemetery located near-by as already mentioned. Very moving and touching. We had done a 2 day American Experience with Battle Bus tours, and had always hoped to go back and do the British Experience and the Canadian Experience, but now they are out of business. Some of their guides have their own companies now, so you might check out going on tour with one of them. It will add so much to your trip. Both my husband and myself, felt it was the most worthwhile and best uses of money we have ever spent on a vacation.

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Bayeux definitely has a British focus. We found the museum in St Mere Eglise geared toward the 82nd Airborne but very informative. I would look for a tour guide that focus' on taking you to each area. We just returned from Normandy this month and found it not crowded at all. You can spend alot of time at the museums if you go on your own.