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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

Address: Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France (Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis)
Phone Number: +33 (0)1 46 33 87 56
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Ranked #209 of 1,108 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Fareham, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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Sydney, Australia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Really close to the back of Notre Dame, it's not well marked. Worth visiting as like all effective memorials, it makes its point in a clear, subtle way.

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For all that visit Notre Dave, this hidden memorial is only a 2 minute walk away that is frequently overlooked. Sitting at the point of the island on the up-stream side of Notre Dame is a small park and memorial to the many people who were deported from France during World War II, most of whom never returned. The park... More 

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Otford, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

On an extremely busy Saturday, midday with lots of tourists around the memorial was closed and padlocked. The grass and gardens in front also appeared to be overgrown. Not sure why as website is still up and running. At least we came across the love padlock bridge next to it which we would have missed otherwise.

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