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Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation) Tours

Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation)

After Northern France fell to the Nazis, Lyon became the seat of the French Resistance. Information, arms, and supplies flowed across the mountains and into the city, where the nation's bravest freedom fighters plotted liberation. The Nazis were not amused, and in spring 1943 occupied the city with horrific intent. The infamous Klaus Barbie, "Butcher of Lyon," installed his Gestapo forces here.

Today, this former military hospital and seat of malevolence has been been transformed into the moving Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation), a must-see for anyone interested in the era. It documents Lyon's dark est hours with dignity, using photographs and evocative exhibits, such as the vehicles used to deport Jews and other undesirables, and excerpts from Barbie's trial for crimes against humanity.

Multilingual audio guides make it accessible to anyone. 


Pratical Info

In addition to the museum, the Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation operates a documentation center (open Wednesday through Saturday) that is free to the public, offering more than 45,000 relevant works, 10,000 photographs, 5000 videos and 700 first-hand testimonies from those persecuted during WWII. 

You can reach the center on either Tramway T2 (Centre Berthelot) or metro line B (Jean Macé). 


Address: 14 avenue Berthelot, Lyon 69007, France
Hours: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
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Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation) hours of operation: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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