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Musee Departemental de la Resistance et de la Deportation
Ranked #37 of 164 things to do in Toulouse
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

A most informative place to visit with good displays and excellent explanations in English if you wish at reception. Very helpful staff. It was very quiet but for us it seems important to remember what happened to an earlier generation. I am always amazed at the young age of people involved. Very moving.

2  Thank helendc1
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This museum is manned by volunteers, so closes promptly at 12 for lunch. It will also help to understand all the information if you read French - there are no translations - but the photographs and exhibits tell a clear story.

Thank Lizzy16_12
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

This wasn't featured on the main tourist map sadly, and I saw no flyers for it - it was only mentioned in the really old Rough Guide I had! Pleased I made the effort to go. This is a subject I've read lots about in the past, but as a Brit I found the more French focused info most interesting (Vichy etc), Top floor is packed full of info, and the reception desk has English translation for the main room upstairs. Downstairs had a current exhibition, but all in French - no chance for me. Shame there were some interesting looking eye witness films. Good loo stop, and interesting to see the massive townhouses, of which the museum is one.

3  Thank ClareCHS
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This visit had real emotional impact, and the museum's subject is enduringly important.
The museum is free and a lot of the descriptors are in French.. The top floor has a guide for English speaking visitors so you can read an English description of what you are seeing. This certainly helps and it was given to us on arrival.
the other floor is also interesting but all in French.The main question though about the meaning of collusion and the choices made faced with overwhelming force are compelling.
We understood more about deportations, more about the Vichy regime and about the bravery of the resistance cells.
If we visit Toulouse again we would return because this place had real meaning for us.

4  Thank persistent
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is an extremely poignant museum dealing with both the resistance and the deportation of Jews from France.
It is pretty hard-hitting, but well put together, with some great artifacts to bring the period alive.

Thank julia015
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