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Museum of the Resistance

14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 73 99 00
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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
+33 4 72 73 99 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I must admit I was apprehensive about going, figuring I'd need a box of kleenex. The people who put all this together in the very place where Karl Barbie, the Nazi butcher of Lyon, did an incredible job. They tried hard it seems to be...More

Thank Carla R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not exactly easy to find, but worth a trip. The audio guide is a must. The exhibits do not make sense with the audio guide. If you want to see the stuff on Klaus Barbie you need to check the times of movie showings in...More

Thank kingofhma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the topic is well documented the museum is very interesting and well worth a visit,make sure to take the headset for the full experience and watch the Barbie trial,though it is heart rendering.

Thank Jean B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Holocaust museums are not easy. Nor is it easy to confront the Vichy regime' complicity in the deportations and genocide. But this museum does a good job of telling the story, while also teaching of the brave men and women who resisted (and often died)....More

Thank CanadianG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit here should be compulsory for all. A very well presented and thought out museum showing the horrors perpetrated during the Second World War. Whilst we visited there was an exhibition showing excerpts from the trial of the Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie during...More

Thank miffers2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum is off the street so enter the courtyard. Take the audio tour if you not fluent in French. Walk in their shoes.

Thank TasArb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum of the resistance is based out of the old military medical school that's was temporarily the headquarters for the gestapo in Lyon - so you're right in the middle of the history. The museum is well-done and I'd recommend paying the extra for...More

1  Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This museum explores the history of Lyon during World War II, when it was occupied twice. The collaboration, the assault on the city's Jewish community, and the resistance are described and explained through photographs, documents, and other displays.

1  Thank Isabel089
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We visited this museum dedicated to the men and women of the French Resistance who put their lives on the line to help the Allies and the French take the Nazi's down.Museum is very well done.

Thank frau
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The museum is a little heavy in content, but is so intensely focused and full of rich vibrancy and meaning that it just has to be seen. The history of the buidling itself is a great story. A top military academy at first, then headquarters...More

1  Thank VADCMDtonian
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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
27 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.