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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Inspiring for those who are interested in the realities of war

I visited on June 13. It is closed on Mondays. Also it was suggested that I have a reservation... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BHO-teacher
Stark, simple and powerful

We found this by chance, and decided to take a look. We had it to ourselves, which added to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alison M
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cité / Ile Saint-Louis
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+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited on June 13. It is closed on Mondays. Also it was suggested that I have a reservation although it is free to enter. The personnel there are very kind.

Thank BHO-teacher
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We found this by chance, and decided to take a look. We had it to ourselves, which added to the power of the memorial. It is very simply done, but all the more powerful for that, reminding us of the horrors which were very real....More

Thank Alison M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately it was closed when we were there but, it was very nice being in this area after all the crowd of Notre Dame. It is located under the ground in "Square de l'Ile de France", a small park right behind the Notre Dame complex

Thank Solodam J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few steps away from Notre Dame Cathedral on the Ile de la Cite. Not well known or highlighted but worth seeing. A quiet place for reflection and remembrance.

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first visited more than 20 years ago. At that time, the memorial largely consisted of a long chamber with thousands of tiny lights to represent the people who had been deported from France. Though there wasn't much to "see, " I remember being struck...More

Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

This is worth your time -- an unknown, solemn place, virtually empty compared to the crowds at Notre Dame and everywhere else in Paris. For reflecting, learning about French citizens deported to concentration camps. A moving, emotional worthwhile experience...

Thank TheodoraTravels
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I was expecting a somber memorial but what i found was so much more. It is a memorial and it has a stark and touching beauty to it but then you up the stairs to what I expected to ba a small area and you...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This memorial is just steps away from the Cathedral of Notre Dame. During World War II, 200,000 French citizens were deported to concentration camps throughout Europe from this very spot. Downstairs you can look into the long hall of 200,000 lights. On the walls are...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Didn't intend to visit this place but came accross it after taking a stroll through the parl=k after visiting the notre dame Will take no longer than an hour and tells a thought provoking story. Could've done with a few more translations into English but...More

Thank clarky4910
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This solemn memorial represents those lost to the senseless destruction of a race of people and to those who resisted Hitler’s regime. It is a reminder that not so long ago the world allowed unfathomable atrocities to occur for too long. I have been to...More

Thank elpasokib
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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,
...More
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Elyce316
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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25 February 2017|
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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.
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