Le Mont-Valérien French Memorial to Resistance Martyrs

Le Mont-Valérien French Memorial to Resistance Martyrs, Suresnes

Le Mont-Valérien French Memorial to Resistance Martyrs

Le Mont-Valérien French Memorial to Resistance Martyrs
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Principal lieu d'exécution par l'armée allemande de résistants et d'otages en France pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le Mont-Valérien est aujourd'hui un lieu qui, à travers sa programmation pédagogique, culturelle et commémorative, souhaite faire partager son histoire et ses mémoires et ainsi faire découvrir le parcours de ceux "qui aimaient la vie à en mourir". Le Mémorial du Mont-Valérien fait partie des Hauts lieux de la mémoire nationale, propriété de l’État. Ils sont placés sous la responsabilité du ministère des Armées (DPMA). Leur valorisation est confiée à l'ONACVG.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Karen R
Edinburgh, UK133 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
The scene of the murders of members of resistance and other freedom fighters in a war few these days seem to remember or care about. The memorial is situated in a huge park popular with runners, it was disappointing therefore to see some use it as a piece of exercise equipment. It is a crypt-it should be respected. There is an eternal flame also burning here. A short distance away is also the American Cemetery which was stunning too. A good way to spend a Sunday in remembrance.
Written October 6, 2020
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Enjoyment Guy
Perth, Australia1,466 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Agree with other reviewers, a nice memorial to resistance fighters, and the views back toward and over Suresnes are superb. For the view of the city, which is not 360 degrees, but more like 180 degrees, go east, below the American cemetery, and you will find a flat paved area and lookout. See the attached pics
Written October 13, 2018
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maltese632017
Norwich, UK1,131 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
The panoramic views from Mont Valerien over Paris are stunning and as you walk down the hill towards Suresnes your view stretches as far as the eye can see with the Eiffel Tower as centre piece. The memorial itself is very touching but there is a brighter note to this location as many French families, joggers, cyclists and this week tobogganers enjoying the fantastic landscape. There is plenty of parking and a 360 degree view.
Written February 10, 2018
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choukss t
Timbuktu, Mali13 contributions
Mar 2017
it is a cold place which look like Russian Communist place. But if you walk down bellow by 300m, you will find a lovely park, with the highest point of view of Paris. You will be able to see a lot of munument of Paris from their. Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, La defense..etc.
Written March 31, 2017
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Keith D
Hellertown, PA204 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
This place was unknown to me until we arrived in Suresnes, but it was very sobering and moving. It is a tribute with an eternal flame to all the resistance fighters from France killed by the Nazi's. This was actually the very site where they were all rounded up and executed.
Written March 11, 2017
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mcitaly2016
Milan, Italy910 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Longing place, with not much to see. Lots of people runs around the area as it is very green. Perhaps this the best way to visit it.
Written November 27, 2016
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Richard P
Haslemere, UK29 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
We visited on a Sunday afternoon but did not stay and did not realise that there were tours or more to see other than the eternal flame and the sculptures.

My fault for nor doing my home work but the signage is poor and it isn't obvious that there is more to see or tours to join. It is almost as though they are embarrassed to have such a moving memorial within 5km of the centre of Paris.

Next time I will do things properly. Sorry family!
Written July 4, 2016
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MrsFlostrand
Paris3 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
The 3D reliefs on the wall either side of the eternal flame are very interesting and represent different parts of France. So, interesting from an artistic as well as cultural point of view. The park around Mont-Valerien provides a nice walk and there are other things to see and enjoy nearby. On its own, it would not merit a trip to the outskirts of Paris, but as package of the everything else within 2 minute walk is worth the effort. You can start or finish it with a lunch or dinner at Pere Lapin restaurant.
Written March 15, 2016
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Ian G
York, UK172 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
Mont Valerian is the single biggest memorial to the Resistance in France during World War II. Regardless of nationality it commemorates over 1,000 resistance fighters and hostages who gave their lives. Outside of Paris/France this is a little known but highly important memorial to those who died. I can highly recommend the guided visit which takes you to the memorial, to the chapel were the men were held and to the clearing in which they were shot. The lady that took us around was excellent in both her knowledge of events and how she put across such an emotional but moving subject. I was humbled to walk in the footsteps of over a thousand men who gave their lives so we could be free.
The information centre is small but interesting. Tours are free and last just over an hour. In the winter they are at 1000 hrs and 1500 hrs - more frequent in the summer.
Please go.
Written December 11, 2015
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James Jay
Derby, UK270 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
A real unexpected find. Hearing about how Paris should have been reduced to rubble but wasn't, somehow I discovered this gem of a place that is probably little known amongst all but the French. The host, Jenna, was very accommodating, explaining that an English guided tour could be organised, but otherwise it would be in French. I had rushed over there, so wasn't able to receive e mails to learn this, but was happy to tag along and very kindly Jenna took time out to explain to me what we had seen and what we were about to see. The memorial is where many members of the resistance were taken to be executed by the Nazi's and much original stuff is still there. Its very moving as many of the Allied Forces have nothing to compare for obvious reasons. Remember, if you want to book a visit contact them first to arrange a free guide in your language.
Written August 30, 2015
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  • Tue - Sun 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM


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