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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles

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Sobering reminder of history

To us the most poignant part was the area that documented some of the 11400 children who were... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
Muskoka District, Canada
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An extraordinary site

An extraordinary commitment to preserving a slice of 20th century history. I travelled in... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

To us the most poignant part was the area that documented some of the 11400 children who were detained here and then sent onward to the death camps. A very visceral reminder of the inhumanity of group actions that continue to this day. Walking through...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

An extraordinary commitment to preserving a slice of 20th century history. I travelled in Winter, when the place was all but deserted. Stripped of tour groups and noise, the scale of the Vichy regime's shameful collaboration was stark. Vast, empty spaces are left to speak...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

It was an easy 25min bus ride on line 4 to Les Milles departing near Aix-en-Provence Tourism Office (only couple euros). Get off at Les Milles Gare stop in town and you will see the huge building straight away. I went with my husband and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Camp les Milles It is not possible to explain Camp les Milles in one hundred or perhaps five thousand words. Simply put, Camp Les Milles is a must-see sight for anyone traveling in that part of France or those with interest in the collaboration of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

We stopped here on our drive between Aix-en-Provence and Avignon and are certainly glad we did. The museum is really well-done. They do a great job of providing an overview of WWII and the Holocaust as well as providing many inspiring stories of individual resistance....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

You must enter the complex through a separate security area. There are no signs in English, and the security officer was quite frankly scary. She yelled at us in rapid French and although I'm sure she knew English, she decided to use as little as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This ex -internment camp left me with mixed feelings. The building and displays are fascinating to walk round and we had the luxury of it being virtually tourist-free the day we visited. The enormity of it emphasises the shear scale of the internment operation and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Karl M
Reviewed September 9, 2018

A museum that is appropriately created to deliver sad but important events during WW2 in an about the Provence region. Try to take in as much of the exhibits as you can the unfolding story is unbelievable. Hire yourself a handheld recorder in English to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Steffan I
Reviewed September 8, 2018

a valuable and stirring experience. well worth the time and effort. it's maybe the only place where the French have taken responsibility for the horrors of the collaborationist Vichy regime 1939-1942.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

A tremendous and important attempt to remind all future generations of the awful things carried out in the last world war but also a warning that it can do easily happen again, as it sadly has, repeatedly since. Well worth a visit, it took us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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