Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Les Milles

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Get a glimpse of World War II history by visiting Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Today one of UNESCO's headquarters, it was once an internment camp for German and Austrian men, and later the place of transit for Jewish men. See the works of artists interned there, visit the preserved areas where they lived, and learn about genocide. You can walk the path people took on their way to deportation to concentration camps, see a gallery with paintings, and view a wagon that shows where the deportation took place. Put Site Memorial du Camp des Milles into our Aix-en-Provence itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • We were extremely impressed with everything about the visit apart form how few other visitors there were. We went with friends who live in the area and they asked everyone they knew - no one had been....  read more »
  • Open on Sundays - opening hours info is wrong on trip advisor. Check the website. Posters and audio guides available in English. Shows how the role of the camp changed throughout WW2. The most interes...  read more »
  • We went the day of heritage day, landmark to show history to our children. The only downside no guides to explain despite tours yet, otherwise read and we all know the patience of children for reading.
    show original
  • Great museum - very informative and thought-provoking exhibits and great setting. An easy bus or bike trip from Aix and definitely worth it.
  • A place to understand and remember what happened there during WWII. Interesting historical building and also a wagon used for deportation.
  • Excerpt from the website: only large french camp internment and deportation still intact and accessible to the public, the mile Camp is now a Museum of history and science of innovative and unique man in France. Based on its history, it helps to understand how discrimination, racism, anti-Semitism and extremism can lead to the worst. And for the first time on a place of memory, are made on multidisciplinary benchmarks and scientific understanding keys that can help take action now against these intolerances. A place citizen, resolutely turned towards the teaching of the brotherhood, living together and respect for the other.
    show original
  • The place is well laid out and very educational. It must go.
    show original
  • Sober, moving, rewarding. Absolutely do.
    show original
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m