We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews audio guide number bus english translation during wwii aix en provence city bus first hand from france couple of hours la rotonde internment camp vichy government second world war french jews brick factory memorial tile
You must enter the complex through a separate security area. There are no signs in English, and the security officer was quite frankly scary. She yelled at us in rapid French and although I'm sure she knew English, she decided to use as little as...More
This ex -internment camp left me with mixed feelings. The building and displays are fascinating to walk round and we had the luxury of it being virtually tourist-free the day we visited. The enormity of it emphasises the shear scale of the internment operation and...More
A museum that is appropriately created to deliver sad but important events during WW2 in an about the Provence region. Try to take in as much of the exhibits as you can the unfolding story is unbelievable. Hire yourself a handheld recorder in English to...More
A tremendous and important attempt to remind all future generations of the awful things carried out in the last world war but also a warning that it can do easily happen again, as it sadly has, repeatedly since.
Well worth a visit, it took us...More
This is essentially a holocaust museum with a twist. The exhibits are subtle which makes the impact even greater. No emaciated prisoners or mass graves, just an Auschwitz uniform, eye-witness accounts of German interned poets and writers.
A multimedia show comparing Nazi genocide to present...More
Tells a very interesting and educational story of what the Vichy government actually did in France. Mostly good English translation for the exhibits although it was very long. Would recommend to visit but be aware it will take a while to look round entirely.
An easy ride on public bus from Aix to get to this very well presented historical landmark. The audio guide (available for a small extra charge) was most helpful in complementing the visual sights. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Provence.
Very well designed exhibits telling the history and context for the use of this old tile factory as part of the horrors of the Second World War. Many first-hand video recordings of survivors telling their stories, historical documents, newspapers of the day, etc. It's a...More
Camp des Milles should be a must-see for anyone who goes to either Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. It is close to both, but closer to Aix-en-Provence, perhaps 20 minutes by car or taxi.
I cannot do justice to the history of this former factory and I...More