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Juno Beach Centre (Centre Juno Beach)
Juno Beach Centre (Centre Juno Beach)

Juno Beach Centre (Centre Juno Beach)

Voie des Français Libres, Courseulles-sur-Mer, France, 14470

The Basics

The Juno Beach Centre opened in 2003 as a way to create a permanent memorial to the 45,000 Canadians who lost their lives in World War II and to preserve information surrounding their role in the war for future generations. Designed to appeal to both adults and children, the museum hosts both temporary and permanent collections made up of personal photographs, first-hand accounts, and artifacts presented alongside multimedia panels.

Many guided day tours of the Normandy landing beaches out of Bayeux, Caen, and Paris stop at the center in addition to other important WWII sites. If visiting independently, you can choose to buy a ticket to the museum or a combined pass for the museum and adjacent Juno Park.

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Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
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$1,052.35 per adult
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Excellent Tour
Our guide Adrien was very knowledgeable about Canadians during WWII. He showed us numerous places with impressive background stories. He asked us questions regarding our knowledge and adapted the tour four us.
659CarolS, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in Bayeux

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Excellent Tour
Wendy B, Sep 2019
Canadians in Normandy D-Day beaches Juno Beach and Pegasus Bridge
We spent an incredibly moving day with our guide, Rėgis. His outstanding knowledge and his ability to share information in a meaningful way is remarkable - and enjoyable. This wasn’t a history class lecture. It was interesting, stimulating and moving. We went to Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery, Canada House, the Juno Beach Centre (where among other exhibits, an outstanding short film plays) and at the Ardennes Abbey. The last stop has to be experienced by everyone.
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Canadian Private Day Tour to Juno Beach & Ardenne Abbey from Le Havre
Connector787034, Aug 2019
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
Our tour guide was excellent and provided us with great information using maps and pictures. We found the plaque with our Grandfather/Father's name on it. Visited many spots and villages pertaining to our Canadian soldiers. It was a great day and received much more than we ever thought we would. We are proud of our Canadian soldiers and may they rest in peace.
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It's always the little things that make the difference .....
Y114NImike, Aug 2019
Canadians in Normandy D-Day beaches Juno Beach and Pegasus Bridge
The cool cafe. Strong booze. DD tank to the bottom but back up again. The bunker tour from a Jets fan. Tears, heartbreak and an appreciation of sacrifice.
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This was a wonderful and memorable...
carmichael.colleen, Sep 2018
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
This was a wonderful and memorable tour. Our guide, Oliver was professional and knowledgeable. He picked us up from our ship and drove us to the different parts of Normandy and we all learned and understood geocentric a more detailed understanding of the impact of this historical time during WWII . We also did a stop in Bayeux for lunch and then saw the 68 meter long historical tapestry. A great day!
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This was an excellent tour. Our...
Keith W, Aug 2017
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, explaining a lot of the history of the region as well as the story of the D-Day landing and the roll the Canadian forces played. We toured the Juno Beach Center as well as the Canadian cemetery. Very emotional at times.
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i booked this for myself and family...
Nicolle B, Jul 2017
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
i booked this for myself and family members instead of a cruise ship tour. We were very impressed with the guide and enjoyed the local colour he provided. He also recommended a great place for lunch. Had a fabulous day!
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Excellent tour despite awful...
Joan H, Jun 2016
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
Excellent tour despite awful weather. Our guide Sunny was well informed and passionate about the history of the Canadian experience.
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Truly an amazing tour. Our guide was...
Pierre, May 2016
Le Havre Shore Excursion: Private Day Tour to Juno Beach Sector & Ardenne Abbey
Truly an amazing tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable about the role of Canadian troops in the D Day invasion of Europe and took us through a journey of the successes and hardships of the Canadian soldiers leading to the defeat, by allied troops, of the Nazi Regime. Visiting Juno Beach, the Juno Centre, the memorials, various sites where Canadians advanced at great human cost and finally the Canadian Cemetery at Beny Sur Mer was a humbling and emotional experience that will never be forgotten. Thank you to our wonderful guide Jean-François for this memorable day.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Juno Beach Centre is perfect for WWII history enthusiasts and their families.

  • The museum’s design, with its five-pointed shape, recalls the shape of a maple leaf—Canada’s national symbol—as well as the five beaches that were used in the D-Day landings.

  • The center is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

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How to Get There

The center is located on Juno Beach in Courseulles-sur-Mer near Bayeux, 170 miles (270 kilometers) from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport; there is free on-site parking. If not driving, you can take the train from Paris via Caen station, followed by a taxi or bus connection, or opt for a guided tour with transportation provided.

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When to Get There

The Juno Beach Centre is open from 9:30am to 7pm April to September; 10am to 6pm in March and October; and 10am to 5pm in November, December, and February. It’s closed throughout the month of January. The museum is busiest in the afternoon.

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See the Bayeux Tapestry

Woven almost 1,000 years ago, the Bayeux Tapestry is a fascinating piece of history that attracts visitors from all over the world. It depicts the Norman Conquest of England by invading French Norman forces in the year 1066 and is housed in a purpose-built museum in the Normandy town of Bayeux.

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