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Camp de Royalieu

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Somewhere quite special if you're willing to spend the time....

Quite unlike most other museums with very few actual exhibits but very good use of IT if you follow... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2016
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
An unexpected find

A modern building fronts the old camp . The modern building disappointed me as I expected more... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2016
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Aug 31, 2016
“Somewhere quite special if you're willing to spend the time....”
Jul 6, 2016
“An unexpected find”
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

Quite unlike most other museums with very few actual exhibits but very good use of IT if you follow the instructions and guidance given by staff when you enter. Only a few buildings still remain, by using the handset you can follow both history of...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

A modern building fronts the old camp . The modern building disappointed me as I expected more information to be housed in it. We arrived with an hour to closing which wasn't a good thing but unfortunately the female receptionist that handled our payment on...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2015

We expected this to be a small memorial and that we wouldn't spend very long looking round. We were actually there for over 2 hours and found the whole experience to be both moving and interesting. I agree with other comments that the commentary is...More

Thank G E H
Reviewed September 8, 2015

An excellent overview of the WWII fall of France and its division in zones of occupation and collaboration. Unfortunately even with the audio guide in English it is difficult to follow if you don't have some knowledge of French history and politics or are able...More

1  Thank frtravler
Reviewed May 30, 2015

A great place to visit for those interested in History. Very touching place as this was a transit camp during WW 2. The barracks have been recreated. Find out about the plight of thousands of people who stayed there before being sent to concentration camps....More

1  Thank Miz49
Reviewed April 19, 2015

I learned a lot about France's experience during the second world war and was moved to tears by the testimonies of the prisoners.

1  Thank Kazcat65
Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is an absolute must if you are in Compiegne . The museum is set in an old deportation camp and there are wonderful films of survivors with an English audioguide . It is just so moving . There is also an escape tunnel ....More

1  Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Excellent disabled access throughout the whole experience. Not a place to rush through and although not said I think mobile's should be switched off. The whole place was so atmospheric, you could just sense what it was like to be crowed into each hut! The...More

Thank Reikiharmony
Reviewed August 17, 2014

A vivid reminder of the the horror of the Nazi occupation of France. Very well restored transit camp for deportees.

Thank Bob95RoseBay
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Small local museum on the site of the former detention camp where inmates spent time before deportation to Auschwitz, Dachau, Mauthausen and Ravensbruck. Note exhibits not labelled in English although many of the video clips from survivors are in English or subtitled.

1  Thank SnowInBrussels
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