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Hard to find. Surprising how small it is.

After seeing the movie Sarah's key when we went to Paris it was a site we wanted to visit. After some searching we were quite surprised to see how small the memorial was. It is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2016
North Carolina
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Its quite difficult to find especially as the site surrounding it is currently being developed. It is a plaque about 10 by 15 feet on a wall near the subway station Bir-Hakeim near the Eiffel Tower. If you walk down the Blvd de Grenelle in the direction of the traffic you will have the subway station on your left side... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

After seeing the movie Sarah's key when we went to Paris it was a site we wanted to visit. After some searching we were quite surprised to see how small the memorial was. It is located very close to the Bir-Hakeim Metro stop. There were no other visitors when we were there and were quite astonished how little is made... More 

1 Thank NCSoxFan
Willemstad, Curacao
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This monument was not the easiest to find, but is very close to the exit of the Subway station Bir-Hakeim. It's a very sobering sight to turn your back to the Eiffel Tower and see this monument, remembering how fragile democracy and freedom really are, and then to turn around again and see the Eiffel Tower in all its glory.

1 Thank Melwani2014
Far Hills, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

The memorial remains difficult to find and none of the cab drivers can help - the key is across the street from the Bir-Hakeim metro stop. The memorial is beautiful though haunting and the very straight forward admission by the Government of their culpability was one which reminded us all that even our oldest democracies can fail on their darkest... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

It is a shame that this monument does not appear to be well-known nor is its location well-documented. It is a poignant, beautifully crafted, sobering memorial to the Jews recalled in Tatiana de Rosnay’s book Sarah's Key and movie of the same name starring Kristin Scott Thomas. If you have not read the book or seen the movie, I highly... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

I plan to visit this monument in June and I wanted to find the location. But when I click on the map, it takes me to Orleans. Luckily, one of the previously reviewers mention the Metro station it is near. I think I've notified the people who take care of correcting this--but there's needs to be an easier way. The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

This memorial, situated across from the entrance to the Bir-Hakeim metro station (and now suitably signposted), commemorates the round up of Jewish people by the French authorities during the time of the German occupation of France. Before going to see this memorial it is worth doing some background reading on why this memorial was placed where it is and what... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Yes, I have to agree it is badly signed, so much so that we searched for it for 30 minutes and still missed it. Wait until June 2015, when the Museum Vel D'Hive will be reopened opposite the park at the back of Notre Dame.

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Fort Myers Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

The memorial dedicated to the Jewish deportees of the Vel d’Hiv’ lies adjacent to the Pont de Bir-Hakeim on the 15th arrondissement side of the Seine River, but it is enclosed in a small tree-lined garden which doesn’t present itself readily to casual passers-by. The sign isn’t much help, either; it directs you to the Monument de la rafle du... More 

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