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Montluc Prison National Memorial

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This was an interesting museum, which was recently a working goal. There are stories of many of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dorothy s
Never Forget!

We have always been interested in the terrible atrocities of WWll and how they were allowed to... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
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Built in 1921, Montluc military prison is located opposite the fort bearing the same name, in one of Lyon's industrial areas. After the 1940 Armistice, the prison received a number of regular inmates, military prisoners and perpetrators of...more
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4 rue Jeanne Hachette, 69003, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 53 60 41
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an interesting museum, which was recently a working goal. There are stories of many of the inmates. Some of the stories told are from the World War and others when the prison was used for political prisoner's. There is no charge to visit,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

We have always been interested in the terrible atrocities of WWll and how they were allowed to happen. Having just finished reading "Sarah's Key", I was particularly distressed by the inhumanity and complicity of the Vichy Government with the Nazis in rounding up and deporting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

If you’re a history buff or just interested in all things WWII this is a must, all of the exhibitions are in French but if you get a scan/translate app you will be able to read about all of the tragic stories that are held...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a ‘must do’ for anyone who appreciates the importance of history. The exhibits are presented with care and reverence and your visit will serve to reinforce your understanding of Lyon. While we were visiting, a group of boisterous schoolchildren arrived: they were...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

Very interesting from an historical point of view. It serves to reminisce the horrors of World War II and the courage of many people. Only downfold is the information being presented only in French

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Having a special interest in the French Resistance I was fascinated to see where some famous names were incarcerated during the war. It was amazing to stand in the cells of Jean Moulin, Raymond Aubrac and Andre Devigny. The latter made an amazing escape from...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

I went there and it was really cool. I loved it so much. I would want to visit tis place again in coming years.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

The prison was a holding ground for prisoners, in particular Jewish prisoners during WWII, before they were shipped to concentration camps. The tour guide provided pertinent information to the history of the prison prior to WWII and its role during and post WWII. I would...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Alison F
Reviewed May 8, 2016

A WWII prison undergoing restoration (slowly). This is where Klaus Barbie tortured prisoners. Years later when he was captured in Bolivia, they reopened the prison just to keep him in the same cells, where he eventually died. Jews were also brought here before being shipped...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed January 26, 2015

The prison was bult in the 20s and was used after the 40s. Rather surprisingly, it has only been a museum for a few years. In some ways, the drabness emphasises the horros of the place. It was cold for us as visitors, but one...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank Etosha
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Response from Pierre B | Property representative |
Hello, You have several possibilities. The easiest is maybe to take the Tramway line T4, towards "Hopital Feyzin - Venissieux" and to get off at "Manufacture Montluc" station. You'll have just to walk a few meters to get to... More
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