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Memorial de la Shoah (Shoah Memorial)

#42 of 1,068 things to do in Paris
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Le Marais
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Address: 17 rue Geoffroy L Asnier, 75004 Paris, France
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Very impressive Memmorial

The Shoah Memorial is a real emotional place, located on the extreme part of the "Ile de la cité" close to Notre Dame de Paris. There is a steep staircase that goes down to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shoah Memorial is a real emotional place, located on the extreme part of the "Ile de la cité" close to Notre Dame de Paris. There is a steep staircase that goes down to the place, and it's a dramatic felling that invades one's soul and spirit. big white wall around the central place. There is a museum of jewish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this wonderful museum with friends including one who had grown up in Paris during WWII. The museum had several walls on the outside that were divided by year with the names of French Jews who had perished during the war. Inside were various exhibits. The one we liked the best was the one that detailed the evolution of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An informative, extremely emotional, and highly important memorial to visit when in Paris. Let us never forget.

Thank delphi927
Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm really fascinated by the Jewish religion and the World War but this museum is not that interesting and does not give you a clear view about everything. You have seen everything in a little hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an unbelievably moving experience to visit this museum. Such reverence... and the eternal flame had me in tears.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The French Vichy Regime cooperated with Nazi Germany to deport French Jews. This museum presents a very compelling narrative ( in English and French) of these tragic events. This is not just a memorial to honor the lost families and children - This is an opportunity to have a more intimate understanding of France's role, which is often overshadowed by... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Lest we forget..... Everyone needs to visit a Shoah Memorial to understand the immensity of the abomination of the holocaust. The museum brings this out so well with excellent visuals and personal stories. The wall of photographs of lost children is devastating as is the wall of names. Exceptionally well presented and largely bilingual

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you are in the neighborhood or interested in the strong Jewish connections in Paris it is worth seeking out. Better is the monument to the deportation near Notre Dame on the Isle death la Cute.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A memorial to one of France's saddest chapters, worth a visit to pay tribute to the murdered. But there are also great historical museum exhibits, both permanent and temporary, well put together, sometimes free. Lovely neighborhood full of history as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This was a very moving memorial and certainly worth a visit if you are in Paris. There are photos and a beautiful sculpture.

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