Where is the Jean Gabin exhibition?

The Jean Gabin exhibition, “La guerre, c’est pas du cinéma” is located inside the Normandy Victory Museum in a room reserved for temporary exhibitions of 250m2

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When is the Jean Gabin exhibition at the Normandy Victory Museum?

The exhibition Jean Gabin, “La guerre, c’est pas du cinéma” takes place at the Normandy Victory Museum from April 1st 2023 to November 5th 2023

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Is there an extra charge for the Jean Gabin exhibition?

The exhibition Jean Gabin, “La guerre, c’est pas du cinéma” is accessible with an entrance ticket to the museum. You don’t pay more. That is to say 9€ for adults / 6€ for children from 7 to 17 years old, students, teachers, soldiers, PMR / Free for children up to 6 years old.

Can we take a ride in an armored car at the Normandy Victory Museum?

Unfortunately you can’t do an armored car tour because we have decided to stop this activity for several reasons:

  • The significant cost of maintenance and operation
  • The aging of the material.
  • Ecological considerations related to the use of this type of very fuel-intensive machine.

We now offer two tours in vintage military vehicles around the museum. Themed tours commented by passionate guides. (See here).

Can we take a Jeep tour?

You can take a guided tour in a military vehicle. This is not a Jeep but a DODGE WC51, a vehicle that was widely used in Normandy by the American military after D-Day.

From 24€/Pers : Infos and reservations here

How much does the entrance to the Normandy Victory Museum cost?

The entrance fee is € 9 at the full price. Children, teenagers, soldiers, teachers, people with reduced mobility, benefit from a reduced rate. All our prices are visible on this page. On the lookout for good deals? Remember to visit our tips page.

What are the museum hours?

You can see all the schedules of the Normandy Victory Museum on this page : Our schedules

Do you need to book to visit the museum?

For a simple visit of the Normandy Victory Museum (without guided tour): reservation is not required. You can buy a skip-the-line ticket on our website to avoid the queue on the day of your visit -> buy a skip-the-line ticket

For the Dodge tours: we advise you to book. Two tours to choose from, book here.

For the guided visit which takes place at certain times of the year only: we advise you to book as the capacity is limited to 30 people.

What means of payment are accepted at the entrance?

We accept

  • Cash (euros)
  • Bank card
  • ANCV, Kadéos holiday vouchers (french systems)
  • Spot 50 youth card (french publics)
  • We do not accept bank checks
Cnas (only for french)

Note : la remise CNAS est valable sur les billets d’entrée uniquement.

only for french

I have booked online, can I cancel if I am not available?

You can cancel your reservation taken online up to 48 hours before the start of the activity free of charge. The refund will be done automatically on the payment method you used. For undated tickets, cancellation is possible at any time (please provide us with a bank account number)

How long does a visit take?

The visit of the Normandy Victory Museum is estimated at 1h30 but if you are curious and passionate like some of our visitors, you can spend almost three hours there.

Is the museum interesting for children?

Absolutely! It is very important for us to welcome children and adapt to them. Moreover, we welcome many schoolchildren and one of our founders is a history teacher.

The many returns from families show us that the youngest are interested and delighted with their visit. Indeed, the visual, sound and varied journey avoids monotony. The film projected in the landing craft (new for 2022) presented with animations is also accessible to children.

Consider taking advantage of the family package at € 30! (2 adults + 3 or 4 children) to be booked here: Buy a family ticket

Is the museum wheelchair accessible?

Yes, you can come in a manual or electric wheelchair. There are no steps and the aisles are quite wide

Some visitors have pointed out that some of the panels and display cases are a little too high for a visitor in a wheelchair. Our facilities did not allow us to do otherwise and we regret it very much. By using the audioguide on smartphone, you will have access to a good part of the written and audio contents.

There is parking for disabled people right in front of the entrance. The toilets are accessible. People with a disability card benefit from the reduced rate of 6€.

If you have experienced difficulties during your visit or if you have any suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at the reception desk or via our contact form.

Are retired soldiers entitled to the reduced rate for military personnel?

Yes. The reduced rate of 6 € is granted to soldiers, reservists, retired soldiers.

The museum is free for veterans and veterans (except groups).

Can we accumulate reductions?

In principle, special discounts and promotional offers cannot be combined. The best offer for you is then applied.

Can we visit the museum with a dog?

Our friends the dogs are accepted in the museum. We will of course ask you to keep your animal on a leash and to ensure that it does not annoy other visitors. We reserve the right to ask you to take the dog out in the event of behavior that may disturb our other visitors or damage the museum.

Where is the museum?

The Normandy Victory Museum is located in the town of Catz in La Manche, along the National 13.

Our adress : Parc d’activité la Fourchette – Catz- 50500 Carentan-les-Marais – Normandy – France.

A few visitors have pointed out to us that their GPS struggles to find the museum.

  • If you are using Waze and Google map, enter the name directly: Normandy Victory Museum (this will bring you directly).
  • If you are using an on-board GPS, enter the address PA La fourchette – Catz – 50500 (municipality of Carentan-les-Marais).

In case of doubts:

  • If you come from Paris, Caen, Bayeux via the N13, after Isigny-sur-mer please take the Saint-hilaire-Petitville exit and then follow the brown indicative arrows.
  • If you come from Cherbourg, follow the direction of Carentan and take the Saint-hilaire-Petitville exit then follow the brown arrows.

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How much does parking cost?

Parking is free

Is it possible to eat near the museum?

Our partner, the A10 canteen restaurant is located within the museum and offers traditional cuisine, pizzas and hamburger for a very good value for money. You will enjoy a vintage Liberty decor that will allow you to extend the atmosphere of your visit. Find other places Find other places to eat near the museum on this page.

Where to sleep near the museum?

On this page, we have selected some accommodations not far from the museum. This is of course a non-exhaustive list as there are many accommodations available in the area.

Can I come by motorhome?

Yes, our spacious car park allows you to park your motorhome without any problem by following the instructions (no maintenance terminals).

On this page, we indicate some areas (equipped or not) around the museum, to install your motorhome for one or more days.


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