Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l'Ain
Housed in the former Nantua town prison, (Nantua received the Resistance Medal), the museum was created by an association of former resistants, maquisards and near ones who donated a large portion of the collections. It is now administered by the Département de l’Ain.
The museum has one of the largest collections in France on the Second World War with more than 15,000 objects and documents, including some very rare ones and others of essential historical value.
The new exhibit, which opened in 2017, interspersed with the lives of women and men that lived through the events in the Ain, provides an understanding of the strategic stakes of the area in the war. Re-enactments, interactive maps and multimedia terminals, etc. are sure to be appreciated by visitors...