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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.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
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14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
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+33 4 72 73 99 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

General de Gaulle proclaimed Lyon to be the, "Capital of the Resistance". The Museum of the Resistance, was the same building used by the Head of the Gestapo in Lyon. We didn’t use audio guides and my French is non existent, while my husband has...More

Thank KTGP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very detailed information and visual displays about life in Lyon under Nazi occupation, the growth of the resistance movement and the fate of the local Jewish population. Lots to read and absorb so make sure that you allow enough time here. Do invest in the...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is really worth a visit - it is well laid out and tells a very moving story about the bravery of the French resistance. We spent nearly 2 hours there and were delighted we had gone. We didn't make use of the headphones...More

Thank Judi G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the member of staff who gave me extra help because of my crutch! This museum was as moving as it was interesting. Bring photo ID for the audio guide which only costs 1 euro and really adds to the experience. I wish I’d...More

Thank JEW666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum tells a detailed story of Lyon and its population, particularly the Jewish, during Nazism and WW2. There's virtually no English signage, information, but the audio tour is very good...but here's the thing. Too often, there is nothing to look at while listening. You...More

Thank nagled
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 July 2018

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

1  Thank LA-LONDON-NYC
Reviewed 11 July 2018 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 9 July 2018

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

1  Thank ChrisandMick60
Reviewed 7 July 2018 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

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ViolaJoy
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
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Dublinan
26 November 2016|
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Response from Jonathan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Centre is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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46nim2016
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.
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