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Resistance museum

A very interesting place to visit,It tells the story of the lesser known part of the second world... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2020
J3807LZjohnh
Second visit to such an important museum

This has been my second visit to such an important museum - ensuring that the brave people featured... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2019
Eric W
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

This museum is built on the site of the biggest Maquis battle against the Germans around the time of the D Day landings. It
is packed full of amazing exhibits and facts and imparts some harrowing tales of indiscriminate shootings of many people who had no active part in the battle nor were resistance members.
Around 2500 resistance and Free French SAS paratroopers, engaged the Germans and battled on until nightfall when most of the fighters and the majority of their supplies were spirited out of the battle zone and on to fight another day in small groups. It was the first time that the Germans had not won a battle against the resistance and was a great morale booster for Bretons and the whole of France. Sadly the museum was not busy when we visited and needs some serious promotion to keep it going. It would be a total disaster to lose such an important resource. Please give it your support.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Peter C
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I found this very interesting. Yes it's in french but it is France and we were given an English translation. The beginning video has subtitles and was informative. It is not interactive and you cannot take photos. The outside exhibits are good but the hanger of vehicles was closed so had to look through little windows.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Returned here after originally visiting 6 years ago, and was a little disappointed. Massive shame really as this museum portrays an extremely important message, and the staff were really friendly too.

There’s a lot of information here, and you do get your money’s worth for €7.70. A lot of effort was put into collecting all of the memorabilia and setting up the installations, but I did get the feeling that this place has been left to deteriorate. Also the vehicle hanger was closed up.
We were the only visitors as well, and the café out the back was closed.
Unfortunately a lot of sites in this part of Northern France face a similar scenario - lack of visitors and revenue due to decreasing interest and an increase in second home owners.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Went here because my close friend who lives in the area recommended it; also I had read the book about the local resistance group which the museum commemorates.

The generic parts which chronicle the war are interesting because they are told from the French side. However it is the exhibits which tell the local story which really fascinate.

Anyone with an interest in history must come here.

They are trying to raise money to update the place and let's hope they do because there is an important story to be told here.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This exhibition is great and explains the history of the occupation really well. It is all in French (well it IS all about the French resistance) there is an English guide book with lots of reading.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank saeb38
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