Museum of the Resistance, Lyon

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Museum of the Resistance recounts the stories of the brave Lyonnais who resisted the occupation of the Nazis. Multimedia displays will guide you through the beginnings of the Resistance and the ingenuity it took to survive through the onslaught from a powerful foreigner invader. Documents, photographs, and film clips share compelling tales of common citizens who did their part to protect the values of the French republic and the people of Lyon. Use our Lyon trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Museum of the Resistance and other attractions in Lyon.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Very informative and exciting, the explanations are clear and you learn a lot about our history. The temporary exhibition "day without" on the dietary restrictions and rationing during the war is very well done and really go see.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Among the many activities scheduled for this weekend, we chose this museum or, more precisely, the history of the resistance and Deportation Center. We strolled in this site with our audio guides (€1 rental) for almost 2 hours. Kind of objects (instead of some Norman museums) but a lot of panels to read to understand the story the hardest moment was without context the 45 minute film which is a condensed version of the 9 weeks of the trial of Klaus Barbie; Excerpts from testimony in the Court of the (too) few survivors are difficult to hear, even today. It's certainly what has been the most significant from our visit. See if the children are able to hear/understand these stories. P.S.: There is a corner restaurant with drinks machines and frinadises at reduced rates (€0.60 coffee...)
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  • August 14, 2017
    I highly recommend a visit to this museum. It is done so tastefully and emotionally charged. The film interviews in French and or English bring the situation alive. The men and women (many women) who ...  more »

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