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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

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Address: Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)1 46 33 87 56
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Description: Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000...
Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died in concentration camps during World War II.
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This quiet memorial in the middle og Paris. Located at the Square de L'ille de France, behind and below the rose garden. Go down the steep stairwell and enter the memorial... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Gosford
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

This quiet memorial in the middle og Paris. Located at the Square de L'ille de France, behind and below the rose garden. Go down the steep stairwell and enter the memorial courtyard. Inside there are 200,000 small lights representing the french men, women and children deported to Nazi concentration camps in WW2. At the far end is the tomb dedicated... More 

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

In such a beautiful city, it is quite sobering to come across this memorial. It is located steps behind Notre Dame cathedral. Above ground, there is a wall with the dates of the war. Descend the steps and enter between the two white columns. The hallway is lined with 200,000 lighted crystals--one for each French citizen who died during the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It can be a little bit difficult to find this cause it is a bit tucked away. It is just a small memorial but i found it to be a moving reminder. The memorial itself is made from the teeth of French people that were murdered in concentration camps during the Holocaust. It is moving to see teeth lining all... More 

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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were unable to get to the memorial. Construction blocked it with a tall wooden fence. The bridge covered in locks next to it was interesting though.

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Brewton, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have walked by the entrance to this memorial many times and did not even see it. It is across the street from the back of Notre Dame. You go down a flight of stairs to the level of the Seine. First you will see the memorial, but then you can go through a door and view some reminders of... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I always ask everyone I know to make sure to go here. IT IS A MUST! So very sad. Behind Notre Dame . IT IS MOVING! I reported on this place before. 200,00.00 spirits taken all has their chrystal there today. It is unbelieveable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This was one of the most moving, haunting and deeply sad places I have ever been in my life. And I don't think this was an intellectual response. It was as if the spirits of those 200,000 people shipped off to die were occupying that cramped space. Positively oppressive. Glad I went.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A very effective simple memorial on the south eastern tip of Île de la Cité just behind Notre Dame. It is hidden away below ground behind austere concrete walls. It's construction is designed to portray a feeling of isolation. You feel very cut off once you enter and surrounded by high walls. All views of Paris are gone and it... More 

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Midlands, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Only takes 30 minutes to visit but my word it is haunting. An amazing design that is quietly moving. So very well done. Take the time out to add it to your day.

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Oakville, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an austere and haunting memorial. It consists of a long, long passage with marble studded walls - a marble for each of the Holocaust victims deported to camps from France. It is one of several monuments in Paris acknowledging the atrocities of the Holocaust and the role France played in it, from civil servants rounding of innocent people... More 

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité, sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island, welcomes you with cozy traditional eateries, small boutiques, and what some people say is the best ice cream in the city. This is essential Paris from its very beginnings to its modern appeal.
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