Centre Régional Résistance et Liberté

Centre Régional Résistance et Liberté, Thouars: Hours, Address, Centre Régional Résistance et Liberté Reviews: 4/5

Centre Régional Résistance et Liberté

Centre Régional Résistance et Liberté
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2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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En Poitou, des organisations de Résistance se constituèrent de façon précoce. L'exposition permanente propose un parcours original permettant à chacun de s'approprier l'histoire de la Résistance et les valeurs défendues en s'appuyant sur les événements régionaux. Un espace contemporain ouvre la réflexion autour des Droits de l'homme et des événements majeurs survenus au XXe siècle. Favorisant l'immersion dans l'atmosphère des années noires, supports audio, vidéo, multimédia et fac-similé assurent une découverte interactive.
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44JHx
Ringwood, UK470 contributions
A thought provoking exhibition
Sep 2019
A well set out display of articles, paperwork and audio visual displays of events during the 20th century in Thouars and surrounding area that led to the formation of the Resistances movement.
Some of the pictures are heartbreaking and some of the commentaries from people who were there at the time are worth listening to and remembering.
Somewhere everyone should visit and remember what really happened to ordinary people in France.
Whoever planned and designed this display, thank you.
We were the only visitors there in the hour of our visit, so sad that no one else was there.
Written September 22, 2019
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Christine G
Deux-Sevres, France278 contributions
Very interesting - especially when you know the area
Aug 2015 • Couples
Open in the afternoon and there is an audio guide in English. The exhibition gives a very good summary of the Second World War and the role of the French resistance. Not many physical items but a lot of original documentation and video. We now live in the area so found the references to local towns and villages most interesting.
Written August 7, 2015
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Bob Q
Bristol, UK158 contributions
An interesting Regional view of WW2
Jun 2015 • Friends
A shame about the poor reception service. We had one helpful young lady who did not know what she was supposed to do to grant us access and when her 'colleague' turned up to 'assist' she turned out to be a graduate of the 'school for dragons'. Having surmounted that particular obstacle, we enjoyed the well laid out exhibition and the story it told. It is not unusual in France for such local museums to be very parochial in their approach to the war, this place is no exception.
It is well worth walking down the hill from the museum towards the Orangery where there are other plaques commemorating Resistance members who lost their lives during the Occupation, along with an outline of how this came about.
Written July 24, 2015
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Karren V
Cheltenham, UK17 contributions
A little disappointed
Jul 2014 • Family
Visit started to poor start thanks to the receptionist. She wouldn't allow me to go in the lift with my daughter in the buggy. Only the buggy was allowed to go in. I couldn't even go in the lift with it!! The lady in the museum was surprised to see us as the receptionist was supposed to phone her and let her know. We were given the audio guide in English and left to it.
I felt the museum was also missing something, information about the work done by the resistance movement. There was the smallest amount about it even though this was what I was expecting the museum to be about. There was an emphasis on the lead up to war than the actual sacrifice those in the resistance gave.
Written July 8, 2014
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Maggie A
Gargrave, UK35 contributions
An interactive exhibition that everyone should see and hear...never forget
Jun 2014 • Friends
This was very well introduced by a helpful guide in English and we were then given electronic interactive phones to listen into various parts of the exhibition as we wished. A straight forward chronology of a harrowing time - simple, shocking and so recent. Great for children, teens, adults and of course thsoe who were there.
Written June 30, 2014
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TonyandWendy12
Blackburn, UK175 contributions
Excellant Museum spoilt by miserable customer service
Sep 2013 • Couples
Receptionist at the museum is classic, all that bad about this country. There's only us there. She asks "just amoment" and then proceeds to do her filing - it's a wonder it wasn't her nails - and then complete some paperwork. After a few minutes of this charade I'm ready to blast her and vote with my feet. She finally deigns to serve us. Offer her a credit card. Complete look of incredulity - she's obviously never seen one of these before. Where do they get these people from. Perhaps some mystery shoppers might be in order.

No concept of CUSTOMER service. A brown envelope and swift kick up the backside as she's booted out the door is the best solution.

But apart from that the museums quite interesting with English audio guide. Thoaurs was the centre for resistance in WW2 and the RAF dropped supplies to the resistance movement. Of course that explains why the large roundabout which has most European flags up, including the German flag, does not have a Union Jack or Stars and Stripes!
Written May 10, 2014
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