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Museum of the Resistance

14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 72 23 11
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A museum and depository of historical documents regarding the French resistance to Nazi occupation, of which Lyon played a central role.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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14 avenue Berthelot, 69007, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 72 23 11
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

France was occupied by the Nazis during WWII and this museum pays homage to the French who lived under that occupation and especially to the Resistance fighters and Jews who were deported to the death camps in Germany. There is an inexpensive (1 euro extra-request...More

Thank Dale W
Reviewed 4 May 2017

It was sobering to think that this was where Klaus Barbie had tortured so many brave members of the Resistance, including Jean Moulin. The exhibits were very interesting, as was the 45 minuted film of excerpts from Barbie's 1987 trial in Lyon. However, like many...More

Thank NigelJWHall
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very sobering experience. Watch the film first and take the audio: it will mean much more to you. History is full of hindsight ...l

Thank Reidstr1
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Perhaps we should have rented the audio tape because – malheureusement – we don’t speak or read French that well. Typical Brits – we really should make more effort, even though that may now be difficult at our age …! Anyway, all the textual descriptions...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This is harrowing but an essential place for everyone to visit particularly those who have no personal memories of the war. When some people try to distort history and downplay the horrors of the Second World war, the truth can be found here.

Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lyon was a resistance HQ in WW II and the small exhibit provides deep local history of this period of great sadness and great heroism.

1  Thank traintraveller07
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit the Resistance Museum in Lyon with some family. I have to say that the set-up, technology used and the way in which the visit began (with a 45 minute viewing of the history of Klaus Barbie) was extraordinary. Coming from South...More

4  Thank HeinGrobler
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We visited Lyon as a day trip from Geneva. The museum is difficult to find from the train station as there is no signposting as monument or place of interest. The layout is interesting. The problem is that unless you speak French your only hope...More

3  Thank LondonPoddy
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We had no language problem. We had obviously heard of Klaus Barbie, but there is so much more to this place. The story of the evil that men do when they resort to stereotyping and drift into hating. This is balanced by the inspirational history...More

Thank alanjsinclair
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I was worried about all the reviews saying if you don't speak French you can't enjoy this place. While it's beyond me why they don't have at least one or two other languages in their posters, they have a book that gets you through the...More

2  Thank Valerie Z
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Is it open on a sunday
27 November 2016|
Response from Jonathan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Centre is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
In what year was the museum founded?
13 September 2016|
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Response from BelfastDubs | Reviewed this property |
Dear 46nim2016 Sorry, I've only just noticed your question now! I believe the museum was opened in 1992.