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Juno Beach Centre

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The Juno Beach Centre is an interactive educational facility and museum that offers information about Canada's role in the Second World War. The Centre was built at Courseulles-sur-Mer, a community on the Normandy Coast in France, and completed for the 59th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2003. The Centre was constructed by the Juno Beach Centre Association, a group of Second World War veterans who participated in the D-Day landings and the subsequent battles in Normandy and Western Europe. The Government of Canada provided funding to the Juno Beach Centre Association for the establishment and official opening of the Centre and continues to provide funding to support its interpretive program and ongoing operations.


Juno Beach Centre

The Juno Beach Centre is approximately 21 kilometres from Caen. Possibly the simplest route for motorists to follow to the Juno Beach Centre is by setting out from the city of Caen.

Caen is a large city and is accessible from Paris either by car via the A13 Autoroute or by train. Surrounding Caen is the Boulevard Périphérique (ring road) .The Boulevard Périphérique works well whether you are entering from the north, south or some other direction as there are a number of on ramps and exit ramps connected to it. Once on the Boulevard Périphérique, you will notice that the exit ramps are numbered and you should now look for exit 5 "Cote de Nacre". This exit will enable you to gain access to highway D7, which is the road leading northwards and out of Caen towards Courseulles-sur-Mer and the D-Day landing beaches.

When on the D7, you will notice that there are a number of roundabouts or rotaries to go through, after approximately 8 kilometres you will again come upon a roundabout, at this point you should take the 4th exit and follow the D404 which then leads into the D79 direction Courseulles-sur-Mer. From this point the road will take you right to the town of Courseulles-sur-Mer.

As you enter the town directions for the Juno Beach Centre are signposted.

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