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Musee Departemental de la Resistance et de la Deportation

52 Allee des Demoiselles, 31400 Toulouse, France
05 61 14 80 40
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Ranked #15 of 42 Attractions in Toulouse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

As another reviewer has said there is a handout in English if you don't speak good French. This is a well presented exhibition with plenty of artefacts. It was thought provoking, and highly educational. It is free entry to boot. There was a lot more content than Musee Saint Raymond which has an entrance fee. I would highly recommend for... More

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A free museum open Monday-Friday only and closed 90 minutes for lunch. A bit out of the central historical center, it can be combined with walks through the Jardin Royal, Grand Rond, Jardin des Plantes. Also nearby is the Museum of Toulouse and the Monument a la Glorie de la Resistance. Ask for an English handout upon entrance for the... More

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Hampshire, UK
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93 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Tourist Board produces some very good literature, but some of the opening times are wrong, including this important memorial. Incidentally, the SNCF web-site is also out of date, e.g. for week-end schedules to Carcassonne.

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Osmets
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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Well researched and displayed, with an English background script if you ask. It is not a fun visit, but every teenage child should make this a trip essential. The relationship between Vichy and the French people, the left and right and Laval publicly advocating a German victory makes fascinating reading. Friendly staff and pleasant building.

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Northumberland
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

If you are interested in modern history and want to understand the French perspective of ww 2 then this is an excellent place. They have an English script that takes you around the main part of the exhibition. It takes about 1 and a half hours to read and digest. Some parts may be a little distressing...but then war is!

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South Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We arrived during the lunch break and needed to wait half an hour to get in. The display has information in French only. We were given a booklet with quite a number of pages of typed information in English which we read before looking at the exhibits. We found the typed information quite comprehensive but very easy reading. There was... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A most informative place to visit with good displays and excellent explanations in English if you wish at reception. Very helpful staff. It was very quiet but for us it seems important to remember what happened to an earlier generation. I am always amazed at the young age of people involved. Very moving.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This museum is manned by volunteers, so closes promptly at 12 for lunch. It will also help to understand all the information if you read French - there are no translations - but the photographs and exhibits tell a clear story.

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London
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This wasn't featured on the main tourist map sadly, and I saw no flyers for it - it was only mentioned in the really old Rough Guide I had! Pleased I made the effort to go. This is a subject I've read lots about in the past, but as a Brit I found the more French focused info most interesting... More

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Brighton
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This visit had real emotional impact, and the museum's subject is enduringly important. The museum is free and a lot of the descriptors are in French.. The top floor has a guide for English speaking visitors so you can read an English description of what you are seeing. This certainly helps and it was given to us on arrival. the... More

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