Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation

Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation

Centre D'histoire De La Resistance Et De La Deportation
4.5
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Janet B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
As an American, we were geographically removed from WWII. History is so much more alive and memorable when visiting museums that preserve and explain events as well as this museum does. Although the English audio guide wasn't available, the museum provided an excellent notebook with English translation of each exhibit. I actually appreciated the fact that the exhibits were in French because for me it emphasized that the Resistance in Lyon was a French experience. The 45 minute movie of excerpts of Klaus Barbie's trial was powerful and informative.
Written 15 May 2022
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WWNZ
Auckland Central, New Zealand65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Seems really to have been set up for the French (understandable I guess). There is no English translation of anything anywhere in the museum, which you really need for an international audience. I speak some French and used the English audio guide which was available but still struggled through trying to read the French on a lot of the information boards throughout the museum. So all up I would give it an ok but nothing more, as an experience for a non- French speaking tourist.
Written 8 June 2022
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CultureVultureCamb
Cambridge, UK720 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
As we didn't have our passports we couldn't hire the audio description but instead the museum furnished us with a written guide containing translations of every explainer board in the museum (or so it seemed). Would have taken hours to read the lot properly - but worth while to sit for 10-15 minutes and speed read it. Found the oral testimonies of the resistance members very powerful and perhaps the most important reason to have the museum to preserve this experience of Lyon during the Nazi occupation.
Over all though, found the displays rather flat and not as engaging as, say, the resistance museum in Amsterdam - where they really put you in to the situation.
Written 28 September 2022
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Hugh O
Belfast, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This museum is la reminder of what Max Ophuls called ''Le chagrin et la pitie'' of war, of occupation. The heights of heroism and the depths of depravity are illustrated in the extensive colletion of text and artefacts.
It really IS worth a visit ! For those who do not speak French, photo ID is required in order to hire the audio guide. This ID may be e.g. a driving licence, pensioners' bus pass, as well as passport.
Written 11 January 2023
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ManngaDua
Singapore, Singapore522 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I visited this museum as I always love to visit any arts or history museums. The displays are all in French and some audio and video screen sets were out of orders. Mostly, photo panels with notes are displayed and there are not much objects. Overall, it was very informative and Interesting to learn the past history. If you have no knowledge of French, it is better getting English audio guide set.
Written 9 May 2023
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plgarlepied
New Orleans, LA2,387 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Displays in French but we got the 2 hr English audioguide for 1€ well worth it! You need 3 hours or more! ESP if you are interested in WW2 history. There is a temporary (?) exhibit so the price is 8€ & includes a 45min movie on the trial of klaus Barbie which was very good & I think you should not miss! It was in English & when we bought our admission tx the lady informed us of the next showing time. There are free lockers for coats/backpacks. Also 1€ coffee vending machine & snack vending machine. Bathrooms were very modern & clean. Easy access/ transport from Lyon metro.
Written 25 December 2023
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Helena P
54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We were keen to visit here as we both enjoy history. Unfortunately our experience was marred by the fact neither of us had ID on us (we leave passports in the hotel) so we weren't allowed to hire the headphones. The booklet in English helped but we were unable to access many of the oral histories as all the signage etc is in French. Having said that, we still enjoyed finding out about the role Lyon played in WW2 and the bravery of those who resisted the occupation.
Written 20 June 2022
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Pioneer24583
St. Louis, Missouri, USA1 contribution
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I have visited my daughter in France several times. Last year at Christmas holidays, we went for the first time to the Museum of the Resistance (Centre d_Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation).
This museum treats a horrifying period of human experience with dignity with honesty, with careful attention to details that engage the heart as well as the intellect. As with everything in Lyon, it is easy to get to via the public transportation system and the user-friendly walkways.
The Museum is first-class. The staff were helpful and informative. I am not fluent in French, but they were able to assist me in English. There is a self-guided tour using tape-recorded narrative with headphones available in many languages. The layout, design, and visual information were just stunning. The mix of media was not only impressive also but aided in helping the visitor take in all there was to see, read, hear, and experience. Although very serious in nature, I think this museum would be suitable for all ages, as the wide variety of presentations appeal to many different levels of comprehension.
Written 13 January 2004
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SophiaK
Athens, Greece1,191 contributions
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Nov 2013 • Couples
The Resistance and deportation certer is housed in the former Military medical school, the same building that served as the Gestapo headquarters in Lyon, after 1942. The exhibit shows in a very detailed, emotionally charged way the historical progress of the resistance in France, the disagreements between the various political parties, the challenges between the occupied and free France, and finally the union under Jean Moulin, the Resistance’s leader. It also gives information (pictures, diaries, listings and digital testimonies) about the deportation of thousands of Jews from Lyon as well as the imprisonment and the expulsion of members of the French resistance. It also provides extracts from the Klaus Barbie trial, the first trial for crimes against humanity in France. At the end of the tour, a video show displays scenes from Lyon’s liberation and the “human” perspective of locals and how they viewed the “liberators” as well as the challenges they had to face in rebuilding the city. The videotaped testimonies offer an English translation and you can get an English translation of the various displays at the entrance. It’s truly a memorable visit, one that takes you back into history and offers a different perspective of the city.
Written 5 December 2013
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Richarddays
London78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Friends
I was with a tour group we visited on Sunday 20 July 2014 there was no charge for entry on a Sunday.

You can spend a morning or afternoon at this museum, we spent about 2 hours here.

On arrival you can have an i-pad or a red folder to read in English that explains the museum as the main part is in French. I did not bother with the folder offered it was too thick to read, senior members of the group were offered the i-pads. But plenty of photographs and exhibits and filmed interviewes of the many people involved with English subtitles, covering the aspects of the Resistance, Holocaust and treachery, trials of collaborators and the war years of Lyon. The filmed interviewes can be seen and heard on touch screens.

In the basement there is a large section on D-Day in French and English, the translation is in small lettering and you have to bend your back to read the captions in the dark basement. There was plenty of room to make the lettering larger, and I mentioned this to the staff and agreed with my point of view for the director to alter. I do not think that many visitors know about the D-Day section in the basement area, very much overlooked plenty to look at.

The museum is well worth a visit although mostly in French, for a City like Lyon no literature in English available.

There is a small shop to buy books and other items, not a large selection and all in French.
Written 28 July 2014
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