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Montluc Prison National Memorial

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Moving and interesting

If you’re a history buff or just interested in all things WWII this is a must, all of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Haunting, moving, and relevant

This museum is a ‘must do’ for anyone who appreciates the importance of history. The exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
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Built in 1921, Montluc military prison is located opposite the fort bearing the same name, in one of Lyon's industrial areas. After the 1940 Armistice, the prison received a number of regular inmates, military prisoners and perpetrators of...more
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4 rue Jeanne Hachette, 69003, Lyon, France
+33 4 78 53 60 41
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re a history buff or just interested in all things WWII this is a must, all of the exhibitions are in French but if you get a scan/translate app you will be able to read about all of the tragic stories that are held...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is a ‘must do’ for anyone who appreciates the importance of history. The exhibits are presented with care and reverence and your visit will serve to reinforce your understanding of Lyon. While we were visiting, a group of boisterous schoolchildren arrived: they were...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Very interesting from an historical point of view. It serves to reminisce the horrors of World War II and the courage of many people. Only downfold is the information being presented only in French

Thank Susana_Barroso
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Having a special interest in the French Resistance I was fascinated to see where some famous names were incarcerated during the war. It was amazing to stand in the cells of Jean Moulin, Raymond Aubrac and Andre Devigny. The latter made an amazing escape from...More

2  Thank NigelJWHall
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I went there and it was really cool. I loved it so much. I would want to visit tis place again in coming years.

Thank Dipanshu9W
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The prison was a holding ground for prisoners, in particular Jewish prisoners during WWII, before they were shipped to concentration camps. The tour guide provided pertinent information to the history of the prison prior to WWII and its role during and post WWII. I would...More

1  Thank Alison F
Reviewed 8 May 2016

A WWII prison undergoing restoration (slowly). This is where Klaus Barbie tortured prisoners. Years later when he was captured in Bolivia, they reopened the prison just to keep him in the same cells, where he eventually died. Jews were also brought here before being shipped...More

2  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The prison was bult in the 20s and was used after the 40s. Rather surprisingly, it has only been a museum for a few years. In some ways, the drabness emphasises the horros of the place. It was cold for us as visitors, but one...More

1  Thank Etosha
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Hidden away from the tourist routes, this simple space tells of the plight of those detained, and executed, here during World War II. Barbie's malevolent regime held sway here and stories of individual jewish families, resistance fighters and the children from the school at Izieu...More

2  Thank RHCP123
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Museum is set in the old prison and contains a tour of cells on 3floors with French translations only of the inmates stories, interesting diversion if you have done the resistance museum

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Response from Pierre B | Property representative |
Hello, You have several possibilities. The easiest is maybe to take the Tramway line T4, towards "Hopital Feyzin - Venissieux" and to get off at "Manufacture Montluc" station. You'll have just to walk a few meters to get to... More
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