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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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Address: 40 chemin de la Badesse | 13547 Aix-En-Provence, 13547 Les Milles, Aix-en-Provence, France
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+33 4 42 39 17 11
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This was a fascinating if disturbing insight into the role of the Vichy Government during the second world war and the fate of many Jews and others in the South of France during... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a fascinating if disturbing insight into the role of the Vichy Government during the second world war and the fate of many Jews and others in the South of France during WW2. There was also a significant focus upon the build up to WW2 and the conditions that allowed a mass genocide to take place and also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews I persuaded my 11 year old and 13 year old that it was a visit that we had to make. The Memorial du Camp Des Milles was one of the detention centres setup by the French government at the outbreak of WW2 where foreign aliens were sent prior to moving elsewhere if they could. The British... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We traveled by car and there is a free car park opposite. The security to enter beggars belief. It would help if there were instructions in English. Once inside visits are staggered to the starting time of a film. You get the feeling of being interned yourself as you are unsure of why you are being held waiting for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We went to Aix en Provence for the day from Marseilles on the train. From the station go up the road almost opposite the station (Avenue Victor Hugo) and get the No.4 bus on the right hand side of the road, about 5 minutes walk. Get off at the Gare des Milles stop (about 15 minutes bus ride). This is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

This was my first visit to any WW2 internment camp and it was fascinating. The information is very well presented - a great learning exercise regardless of your level of history knowledge. The audio guide was a great summary too. We spent only a couple of hours here because we had kids with us (aged 6 and 7 - they... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

A visit here is perhaps a slightly strange undertaking for a tourist to Provence, normally enjoying the Med, mountains and Lavender. This place reveals the darker side of recent history when the region was ruled by the French Vichy government in WW2. Expect a disturbing and thought-provoking experience. Camp des Milles was once a tile factory converted to an internment... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We took the number 4 bus - as advised by previous visitors- from La Rotonde. 2 euros return, which is amazing value for a 25 minute journey. The village was eerily quiet and the 'camp' was rather ominous- a large building presiding over the area. We were totally bemused by the first entrance. You have to go, individually, through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I came with a 7 year old, 9 year old and a 12 year old. There was a lot of information to read (which was good for me) and audio guides (which was good for the kids!). Audio guides are an extra €3.50 on top of entry however kids up to the age of 9 are free. Adult €9.50 and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Very well laid out prepared and presented. This exhibition is very imformative for the young and the old....a lot of care time and attention has gone into maximsing your visit. I would have to say this is a very understated site to visit....it should be a must for those travelling to aix and surrounding areas. You can get a sense... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Our friends who live in Aix en Provence took us to this museum. It makes excellent use of the space of this old factory used by the Vichy French to imprison political prisoners, and then Jews from the region. The story of this particular site is thoughtfully set in the broader context of WWII and the Holocaust. My only critique... More 

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