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A very importnant piece of history that everybody should hear about

The people of Le Chambon saved the lives of over 5000 people during World War II, mostly Jews and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
History not to be forgotten

A very serious place to visit and experience an important piece of World War II history. Please... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2017
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
23 route du Mazet, 43400 Le Chambon sur Lignon, France
+33 4 71 56 56 65
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

This small museum contains a great deal of material concerning the tragic but also uplifting events of WW2 when so many ordinary men & women of the Vivarais plateau around Chambon conspired to save some thousands of Jews from the Vichy regime's round-ups. Most moving...More

4  Thank Antonia W
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The people of Le Chambon saved the lives of over 5000 people during World War II, mostly Jews and resistance fighters. This musuem tells the story very well. THis is a stoy that everyone in the world should know, the story of the people of...More

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Lieu_de_Memoire, agent d'accueil at Lieu De Memoire, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your visit and for your description of this museum. The goal of the place of memorial is to perpetuate the memory and action of the people of this "Plateau". It's the story of ordinary people with extraordinary acts during the second...More

Reviewed May 2, 2017

A very serious place to visit and experience an important piece of World War II history. Please read the book "Lest Innocent Blood be Shed" by Philip Hallie, which recounts what happened in Le Chambon and how goodness happened there. A good place for all...More

1  Thank DakotaWind
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful museum in the local school which used to hide jewish children in WW 2. Very good explanations and beautiful garden. Don't miss this when in Chambon.

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Reviewed August 18, 2016

As others have said it is a pity that little of the beautifully presented material has been translated into English. A mammoth job but it must be done. It is my view that this delightful Protestant town in France will increasingly draw anglophone visitors. Opened...More

1  Thank 937DennisR937
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazingly done, it tells the story of the WWII. It is interesting even for families with younger children. Very well narrated.

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Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very interesting and informative. Unfortunately, no books were on sale in the museum. Having read "Village oaf Secrets", I was hoping for additional literature.

Reviewed August 16, 2015

My sister-in-law from NZ enjoyed seeing this Memorial dedicated to the Jewish children and other WW information. The Museum is well laid out on two floors with excellent films and reviews. At the rear of the building there is a remembrance garden too.

1  Thank René R
Reviewed July 14, 2015

This museum is a must if you are in this area of France. As one would expect the exhibits are explained in French, but there are extracts translated into English and an English audio guide is available. The museum recounts a part of French history...More

2  Thank travellerNEEngland
Reviewed November 30, 2014

This small, and only recently opened, museum is worth a visit, just for its own sake and on its own terms. It is extremely well laid out (with English translations and audio available). The staff is welcoming, knowledgeable, and can offer important help in understanding...More

1  Thank eradner
Reviewed October 5, 2014

This museum is dedicated to the people of the area who saved the lives of over 5000 children from being killed by the Nazi's during WWII. There were actual videos taken during the 40's to show the heroism of the people from this area. It's...More

1  Thank BiggPapa
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March 22, 2015|
Response from Alais_26 |
In April, the Mémorial is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 14h-18h.
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