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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.
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jijiw79August 15, 2017
Pour information, une jeune très professionnelle à l'accueil m'a informé que nos écoles peuvent obtenir la gratuité du transport via la SNCF pour venir visiter le camp. C'est le seul camp de prisonnie... more »For information, a very young professional home informed me that our schools can get the free transport via train to visit the camp. It is the only camp of prisoners of our shameful France collaborator who is transformed into a museum. A place very moving and rewarding to discover our youth! The tour is very well documented, interactive and of course touching. We didn't tour that is apparently adapted to adults or schoolchildren. Go not to forget human barbarity.
FranceMeganAugust 14, 2017
Powerful, moving experience. especially given the current political climate in the US. I believe a visit to a holocaust museum should be mandatory for all students. more »
SusanSnycAugust 14, 2017
We spent several hours at this memorial and educational exhibit housed in a former tile factory and used first by the French govenment and then by the Nazis and Vichy government as an interment camp f... more »
Yosi BekkerJuly 20, 2017
Very interesting and educational experience of the Holocaust and the role of France. A one to two hour visit for both adults and kids.
Lauren FarberApril 18, 2017
You must visit this museum. Short direct bus ride from Aix. Brings to life the French war experience. Not very crowded, eerie, profound. Excellent exhibits and powerful place often left as it was. My 13 yer old son was very moved.
Nick FerraraAugust 23, 2017
Interesting story and presentation of that story.
Olivier GHEZIDecember 10, 2015
A place to understand and remember what happened there during WWII. Interesting historical building and also a wagon used for deportation.
Srikanth DasariMay 25, 2017
A place which questions humanity.
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Where to stay in Aix-en-Provence
To explore the old town's shops, markets, and bookstores on foot, stay at one of the city's centrally located hotels. Just a short drive from this busy central area are a selection of luxurious villas, surrounded by formal gardens and private swimming pools. Though rather expensive, these elegant mansions provide a convenient base from which to explore the cultured area surrounding the city. For a cheaper alternative, look for private inns and B&Bs on the edge of town.
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