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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

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A modern memorial to the Holocaust behind Notre Dam Cathedral

While viewing the Cathedral of Notre Dame, make sure you visit the park behind the Cathedral across... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
New Zealand
Somber and excellent

To the rear of Notre Dame. It is free and very well done. The documentation is extensive and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died in concentration camps during World War II.
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Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While viewing the Cathedral of Notre Dame, make sure you visit the park behind the Cathedral across the road near the river, to experience the last point of departure of Paris citizens being taken the concentration camps in WW2. Somber, but modern, and stylish, this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To the rear of Notre Dame. It is free and very well done. The documentation is extensive and provides great documentation of that tragic series of events.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fssutton1
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Dedicated to the French citizens who died in the concentration camps, the place is right at the tip of the Ile de la Cite, past the Notre dame cathedral. The entrance is free and so is the audio- guide. The place has some serenity despite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sb2003
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is one of those monuments which is very easy to miss. The Deportation Martyrs Memorial salutes the Parisian victims of the Holocaust. It is not easy viewing. Some of the images are quite harrowing, but it is a monument which should not be missed....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Situated at the end of Ile de Cite, we toured this free tribute to the 200,000 French victims of the concentration camps in WWII. Very interesting, moving displays. Not heavily touristed which makes for thoughtful touring.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Every child should learn about the horrors of the past. We brought our children and told them the story.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This small memorial at the end of the park behind Notre Dame is poorly marked and not very well known. We were there with a handful of other people while the crowd in front of Notre Dame was overwhelming. The memorial is understated but sobering...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small but moving memorial to the French martyrs sent to the concentration camps. What I missed was an acceptance of responsibility for the part played by the Vichy government and French people for the deportation of their fellow citizens and how anti-Semitic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank F6942TNgarys
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is one of those places that you will always be glad you visited. In complete contrast to the major iconic sites in Paris, this is a quiet, sombre and extraordinarily powerful memorial. Its simplicity, and the way the information is presented, draws you in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Notre Dame which is very close to this Memorial. The memorial is free to enter. It’s worth the stop. It’s a very nice tribute to remember those who lost their lives.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wohdonkey
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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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14 December 2018|
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
I think an hour is about right. If you want to thoroughly study all the exhibits, maybe a little longer. Good to have a little time just to reflect
31 May 2017|
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Response from hortonms | Reviewed this property |
Pretty challenging stairs for those with physical challenges. There is railing.
25 February 2017|
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Response from 2016Carter1 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, it is open 10 am to 5 pm every day, except it is closed on Mondays.