Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Les Milles

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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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  • August 15, 2017
    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.
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  • August 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 »
  • August 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 »
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  • July 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.
  • April 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.
  • August 23, 2017
    Interesting story and presentation of that story.
  • December 10, 2015
    A place to understand and remember what happened there during WWII. Interesting historical building and also a wagon used for deportation.
  • May 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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