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Museum of the Resistance

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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 73 99 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very worthwhile history museum. Reminds me how much history I have forgotten. Most of the exhibits are only in French, so the English headsets were a great help (although you couldn't speed up the visit then). Very few spots to sit, so it was quite...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chl0e48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is quite French, thorough and organized, and in fact a bit overwhelming as it contains so much information A movie about the trial of the "Butcher of Lyon", Klaus Barbie, is important to watch as well. For English speakers, it is certainly worthwhile...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Morrislaw
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Not much is discussed about what life was like in the “unoccupied” portion of southern France in WW2, but this museum tells this story. When you enter, you are given the opportunity to use an audio guide in English. As you go through the museum,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CharlieV2011
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The museum is a well-organized and well-documented account of German occupation during WW II and personal audio-visual accounts of men and women in the resistance. The English audio guide is essential for English speakers who are not fluent in French. Less than a block west...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A must see when in Lyon! The stories of those who were there were memorable and moving. Translation of text to English was excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Museum of the Resistance Simply put, this is a must see when visiting Lyons. It is an excellently curated and comprehensive representation of Lyons during the war. As with all things paid for the French government, the focus is on resistance, and heroes, and evil...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

A somber tale of the sad destruction of the Jewish community in Lyon alongside the valiant efforts of the Resistance and their fight to disrupt the Nazi tyranny

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Evocative coverage of horrific times. Plan for two to three hours with coverage of Barbie trial in theatre takes 45 mins.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Culture583346
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The documentary of testimony against Klaus Barbie by survivors is devastating. The book that lists all the French who were deported by the Nazis shook me to the core in that you can physically see the vast number of deportees. All the information is in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank NealNYC
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Lots and lots of detailed information about World War 2 in the Lyon area. Interesting historical documents and pictures. Too much information to read and to absorb in one visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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16 July 2017|
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Response from VADCMDtonian | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the maturity of the children I think. As for the audio guide I have no idea, but as I mentioned in my review it's some heavy subject matter, mostly dealing alot with the deportation. One of the first... More
26 November 2016|
Response from jonathanrL8486KM | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Centre is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
13 September 2016|
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Response from BelfastDubs | Reviewed this property |
Dear 46nim2016 Sorry, I've only just noticed your question now! I believe the museum was opened in 1992.