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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

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Salute to those who went through that time

Dedicated to the French citizens who died in the concentration camps, the place is right at the tip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
Sombre but fascinating

This is one of those monuments which is very easy to miss. The Deportation Martyrs Memorial salutes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom C
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Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died in concentration camps during World War II.
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Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 May 2011

My great uncle Georges Henry Pingusson was the architect. He was a very quiet, discrete person, always turned to the human aspect of life, not to the material things. Every time I go the the memorial, I stay a bit longer at the small window...More

21  Thank PascaleV
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 June 2014

For whatever reason, this small park and memorial has closed and the grounds are under disrepair. There is graffiti on the entrance gate and the lawn is also not kept up. The small museum itself is locked with a small sign indicating it is closed...More

3  Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dedicated to the French citizens who died in the concentration camps, the place is right at the tip of the Ile de la Cite, past the Notre dame cathedral. The entrance is free and so is the audio- guide. The place has some serenity despite...More

Thank sb2003
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of those monuments which is very easy to miss. The Deportation Martyrs Memorial salutes the Parisian victims of the Holocaust. It is not easy viewing. Some of the images are quite harrowing, but it is a monument which should not be missed....More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated at the end of Ile de Cite, we toured this free tribute to the 200,000 French victims of the concentration camps in WWII. Very interesting, moving displays. Not heavily touristed which makes for thoughtful touring.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every child should learn about the horrors of the past. We brought our children and told them the story.

Thank Troels R
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This small memorial at the end of the park behind Notre Dame is poorly marked and not very well known. We were there with a handful of other people while the crowd in front of Notre Dame was overwhelming. The memorial is understated but sobering...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a small but moving memorial to the French martyrs sent to the concentration camps. What I missed was an acceptance of responsibility for the part played by the Vichy government and French people for the deportation of their fellow citizens and how anti-Semitic...More

1  Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is one of those places that you will always be glad you visited. In complete contrast to the major iconic sites in Paris, this is a quiet, sombre and extraordinarily powerful memorial. Its simplicity, and the way the information is presented, draws you in...More

Thank lizrowley
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Notre Dame which is very close to this Memorial. The memorial is free to enter. It’s worth the stop. It’s a very nice tribute to remember those who lost their lives.

Thank wohdonkey
Reviewed 28 September 2018

If you are visiting Paris and trying to hit all the “big” attractions, you are likely to be very close to this monument. It is immediately to the east of Notre Dame Cathedral, and is most definitely worth taking the 30-60 minutes to dd it...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I get very emotional when I come here. A memorial for the thousands who were deported, most of whom never returned. One an only look up, similar to being stuck in a prison cell.

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Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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31 May 2017|
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Response from hortonms | Reviewed this property |
Pretty challenging stairs for those with physical challenges. There is railing.
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Response from 2016Carter1 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, it is open 10 am to 5 pm every day, except it is closed on Mondays.