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The documentary of testimony against Klaus Barbie by survivors is devastating. The book that lists all the French who were deported by the Nazis shook me to the core in that you can physically see the vast number of deportees. All the information is in...More
If you visit the Rhone-Alpes region, this museum is a must-visit. It is fascinating and moving - the video of the Klaus Barbie trial, which has English subtitles, will make you cry with the powerful testimony of the victims. Very good history of the Resistance,...More
This was a well done presentation of the French resistance and life in Lyon at that time. It would have been a five if they had printed English next to each display with the French. Because even with the audio tour guide, I didn't feel...More
This museum is interesting, but be aware, if you don’t speak French your only real option is the audio tour and it takes over 2hrs and 35mins and is very tiring. There are also quite a few videos that take quite a while to watch....More
If you are a non French speaker then you must get an audio guide or have a guided tour otherwise it will not be informative.
The audio guide and the subtitled klaus barbie film have good content but the whole thing raised the question of...More
Included in the cost of a Lyon city pass, nearest station is Perrache then take tram no. 2 to Bethelot. I really wanted to visit this museum but was very disappointed, it is very hard going to go round the museum as there is far...More
This museum now situated in the building which was used by Klaus Barbie to interrogate and torture captured resistance fighters is simply a 'must visit' place for anyone interested in the Second World War in terms of the French resistance and the ghastly story of...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.