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This memorial is so peaceful that you can be fully immersed in the stories of those deported and forget that you are in the centre of a very busy Paris.No photos allowed and they ask you to be quiet as you look around so it...More
Found this site (embarrassingly) by looking for something else, however really glad we did.
Dedicated to all those (particularly Jewish and resistance members) who were deported to various Nazi camps during WWII, this is a sombre reminder of the horrific crimes humans have committed against...More
Memorial located on the edge of Cite, close to Notre Dam. Free to enter. Almost no tourists (at beginning of Jan). Consist of number of tunnels, very narrow, with exposition about deportation during WWII. Vey strong impression, but it's definitely not for fun. It's to...More
This is a very moving memorial. I actually thought it would be more about the Vel d'hive round up, but it was not. I still appreciated it, and I was waiting outside for my husband, a woman from Boston asked me how I found out...More
An excellent, educational memorial to the people deported during the Nazi occupation of France. It's not flashy or entertaining, nor should it be. It truly makes one think about the horrors committed during those times.
This memorial hides in the shadow of Notre Dame, but...More
This memorial to the 200,000 persons deported to the camps outside of France is a reminder that the world has evil yet man must not forget the result of this evil. A well done memorial to those who had to leave their homeland most would...More
While viewing the Cathedral of Notre Dame, make sure you visit the park behind the Cathedral across the road near the river, to experience the last point of departure of Paris citizens being taken the concentration camps in WW2. Somber, but modern, and stylish, this...More
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.