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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.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 3 days ago via mobile

Most presentations are in French so you need an audio guide unless you know the language. Plus additional videos of personal experiences have separate audios. Barbie trial film is shown at intervals during the day. Too much anecdotal material and detail for my liking

Thank kuepper
Reviewed 6 days ago

Brilliant museum that goes in depth to explain the background, events and aftermath of France's experience in WW2. It's upstairs in an old building with no AC, so if you're visiting during a heat wave, as we did, try to get there as early as...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic museum. Lots of information and interesting collections. Audio guide is a must unless you can read French, the interpretation signs are all in French. Spent just over 2 hours in this very interesting museum. Highly recommend.

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was about a 10 minute walk form our hotel near Bellecour but well worth it. Do take the audio guide, only 1 Euro, money well spent especially if your French isn't too good for reading the history.The displays and reconstructions are very interesting,...More

Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here during a quiet Sunday afternoon in Lyon as it was very close to the quay where our river cruise was berthed. The building was the headquarters of Klaus Barbie’s Gestapo during WW2, and the museum catalogues the role...More

Thank taitaihk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, another €1 for the audio guide but wanted my passport in case “I steal it” Seriously? Carried on without audio guide and all this place is is photos, with no English translation, and a contrived mock up of some WW2 French rooms then you’re...More

Thank ColinShotts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a true reality check and, in my opinion, a must see museum. The cost is 6 Euro for over 25s and 4 for younger people if you do not have a city card. The T2 tram stop is very close and the T1...More

Thank 931bobt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really interesting place to visit but unfortunately we did not have photo ID with us so they would not allow us to rent the audio guide and very little is written in English. My French was stretched to understand the comments. There...More

Thank joyandrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an impressive place, full of information about the individuals who risked everything to stand up to the Nazi occupation. We learned a lot about life as it was in those times. The personal accounts were probably the best part. However it did strike...More

Thank MaryYG
Reviewed 3 June 2018

This museum was instructive in the role of the Vichy government in WW II...this building was Gestapo headquarters during the war, which was creepy. You were brought back to life during the war, with many mementos, photos, a basement room made to resemble life during...More

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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
27 November 2016|
Response from Jonathan R | 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.