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Museum of the Resistance

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Address: 14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 78 72 23 11
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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French...

A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.

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An interesting museum

The film of the trail of Klaus Barbie is a must - there are English sub titles and the reports of the survivors of the concentration camps is harrowing. However, the rest of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The film of the trail of Klaus Barbie is a must - there are English sub titles and the reports of the survivors of the concentration camps is harrowing. However, the rest of the museum was rather disappointing for us as there were no explanations of the exhibits in English and we really would have liked to have learnt more... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were impressed with the amount of information available in English through audio/visual presentations. The video clips of individuals who lived through the War and were involved in the Resistance were amazing since many of them are old and are or will no longer be with us. Their memories and stories were captivating. The artifacts that have been preserved are... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the number one activity I was looking forward to in Lyon and I was very disappointed. The only thing I could follow was the videos of the survivor accounts. These had language options. French speaking visitors had audio devices, but none in English. All the display descriptions were only in French. I had no idea what we were... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibits . Lots to see and take in . Fascinating for anyone interested in World War Two history and the role of thr French resistance . Lyon was the headquarters of this organization so very fitting the museum is placed in Lyon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely inspirational and fascinating. Beautifully done museum with multi-media throughout. Nicely designed and easy to follow. English translation in a folder is available and all the videos are in English. Allow at least three hours to get the full experience. Easy to reach on the T2. Use the City Pass here. I don't recommend it for children under 10-12.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very moving, but inspiring museum about the French Resistance. The courage shown by these people (many who were very young) in the face of such evil is incredible. Be sure to watch a couple of short interviews with the survivors who explain what they did for the resistance. The only reason I haven't given this museum a full rating is... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to coming here, and there was a film made in the 60's of the trial of Klaus Barbie "the Butcher of Lyon". It had English subtitles and is quite mortifying. However, the rest of the musee was disappointing in that there was no English description of the exhibits. They said there will be English headphones... More 

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Swansea Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fascinating stories told in this museum (mostly in French but some in English). Story books available to use in English and a number of other languages with high level of detail but the book did not follow your route around the museum. Viewing of extracts from the Klaus Barbi trial could be harrowing. Not an uplifting place to visit but... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The history of the Resistance to the Germans in the Second World War is a complicated one, involving many different groups and, of course, the fact that many French "collaborated" in some way or another. This museum is a really good way of finding out about all that and you should go there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lyon is already a must see. Plenty of museum. But the resistance museum is a great way to remind people what was the reel equipments our fathers where using.

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