Auvers

Musée de la Résistance du Mont-Mouchet

In the clearing on 1497-meter-high Mont Mouchet in Margeride, The National Maquis Monuments has stood since 1946, rising above the remnants of the house in the forest that served as headquarters for the Maquis before it was destroyed in June 1944.

The Resistance Museum, established in 1989, was completely rethought in 2008 to reach especially youth and generations that had not lived through World War II.

By means of photos, newspapers, posters, objects, scale-models, assorted documents and chronologies, it offers several levels of interpretation to visitors, setting the Resistance in Auvergne and the fighting in June 1944 in Margeride in... Read more

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Coordinates

Address : Le Mont-Mouchet , 43300 Auvers
GPS Coordinates : 44.976041 , 3.372576
Phone : 04 71 74 11 91
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Visits
Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

5€ + de 15 ans, 2€ de 10 à 15 ans, gratuit pour les moins de 10 ans

Guided tour
Price :

4,50€ + forfait guidage 140 €

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Guided tour
Price :

External memory itinerary :
Two-hour memory tour. Price 5€ to 6€ per person
Recurring events

Long museum night (free entry); European Heritage Days (reduced rates); Nature meet-ups; Annual ceremony for Mont-Mouchet combat; Teaching Workshops

Practical information
Opening days and times :
From 01/01 to 28/04/2017, daily.

From 29/04 to 30/06 between 10 AM and 6 PM.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 AM and 6 PM.

From 01/09 to 30/09 between 10 AM and 6 PM.
Closed on Monday.

From 01/10 to 31/12/2017, daily.
Yearly closure : ???
Languages spoken :

Themes and resources
Themes
  • Museum
  • Maquis
  • Fighting
  • Liberation
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Ethnic Cleansing
  • Haute-Loire
  • Genocide
  • Parachute sites
  • Martyrized villages
Resources
  • Collections
  • Archives
  • On-line Educational Resources
Services
  • Audioguides
  • Shop
  • Nearby eating facility
Complete description of site

In the clearing on 1497-meter-high Mont Mouchet in Margeride, The National Maquis Monuments has stood since 1946, rising above the remnants of the house in the forest that served as headquarters for the Maquis before it was destroyed in June 1944.

The Resistance Museum, established in 1989, was completely rethought in 2008 to reach especially youth and generations that had not lived through World War II.

By means of photos, newspapers, posters, objects, scale-models, assorted documents and chronologies, it offers several levels of interpretation to visitors, setting the Resistance in Auvergne and the fighting in June 1944 in Margeride in the context of the history of the war in Auvergne, in France and in the world.

A comic strip relates the story of two Maquisards, Pierrot and Lucien, to youth audiences.

A thematic hiking trail has been set up not far from the museum.

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