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Compelling displays on Nazi control of Lyon and the activities of the Resistance. Key resistance leaders were from Lyon. With fascist activities on the rise in Europe and the US, this is probably the most important place in Lyon.
Museum itself was good although more 'artifacts' from the period would have made it far better as there was not as much from the period to see as I expected, like a suitcase radio and more clandestine items etc. The BIG negative is when my...More
Very worthwhile history museum. Reminds me how much history I have forgotten. Most of the exhibits are only in French, so the English headsets were a great help (although you couldn't speed up the visit then). Very few spots to sit, so it was quite...More
This museum is quite French, thorough and organized, and in fact a bit overwhelming as it contains so much information A movie about the trial of the "Butcher of Lyon", Klaus Barbie, is important to watch as well. For English speakers, it is certainly worthwhile...More
Not much is discussed about what life was like in the “unoccupied” portion of southern France in WW2, but this museum tells this story. When you enter, you are given the opportunity to use an audio guide in English. As you go through the museum,...More
The museum is a well-organized and well-documented account of German occupation during WW II and personal audio-visual accounts of men and women in the resistance. The English audio guide is essential for English speakers who are not fluent in French.
Less than a block west...More
Museum of the Resistance
Simply put, this is a must see when visiting Lyons. It is an excellently curated and comprehensive representation of Lyons during the war. As with all things paid for the French government, the focus is on resistance, and heroes, and evil...More
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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
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 exhibits, is a small auditorium where you can watch portions of the Barbie trial, and while subtitled it's extremely graphic in its verbal descriptions of torture. Walking around the museum I didn't see little sort of things for kids to do, or sets designed for them like you would find in other museums to keep them "entertained". So it all depends on the kids and what they think is important. My first reaction is no, unless they really have the understanding of what's going on and the importance of the exhibit at that maturity level. Most kids that age in my opinion just don't, let alone the history and background understanding, but then I wouldn't tell some family not to bring them if they did. My first instinct I would think hopefuly is that if a family was bringing real young kids here, it was to teach them an important lesson. But then other times a kid just has to be a kid.