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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

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This memorial is so peaceful that you can be fully immersed in the stories of those deported and... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
Sobering but moving

Found this site (embarrassingly) by looking for something else, however really glad we did... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
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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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Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

A really powerful and thoughtfully arranged memorial, smack in the middle of Paris. It is well worth taking the time to stop and remember the history of WWII and the Holocaust.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank AlisonG2165
Reviewed January 9, 2019

This is a free exhibit and well connects with the pain of suffering of the countless men and women transported out of Paris by the Germans in WWII. Near Notre Dame and well worth the visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank mitchfromdenver
Reviewed January 9, 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Olga V
Reviewed January 2, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank TaurusMom
Reviewed December 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Mike O
Reviewed December 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Bear H
Reviewed December 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WildgeeseNZ
Reviewed December 2, 2018

To the rear of Notre Dame. It is free and very well done. The documentation is extensive and provides great documentation of that tragic series of events.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fssutton1
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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,
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December 14, 2018|
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Response from lizrowley | Reviewed this property |
I too have no knowledge of the Velodrome but the memorial is definitely worth visiting and an hour would be just about long enough, although you won't want to rush through it.
May 31, 2017|
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Response from hortonms | Reviewed this property |
Pretty challenging stairs for those with physical challenges. There is railing.
February 25, 2017|
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Response from 2016Carter1 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, it is open 10 am to 5 pm every day, except it is closed on Mondays.