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Museum of the Resistance

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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.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

Evocative coverage of horrific times. Plan for two to three hours with coverage of Barbie trial in theatre takes 45 mins.

Thank Culture583346
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots and lots of detailed information about World War 2 in the Lyon area. Interesting historical documents and pictures. Too much information to read and to absorb in one visit.

Thank Dany T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank foodiewinee
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 10 September 2018

A small but interesting museum. Mainly photographs and all in French. Not many exhibits, a nazi flag, a concentration camp uniform and a couple of guns. On the whole a little disappointing

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Syd M
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 19 August 2018

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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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
26 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.