la Balme de Thuy

Musée départemental de la Résistance et de la Déportation et Mémorial de la Déportation

The Départemental Museum of Resistance and Deportation and the Deportation Memorial are located at Morette, where there is also a National Cemetery; they are administered by the Département of Haute-Savoie.

The Museum was created in what had been a mountain shepherd's house by survivors of Glières, and addresses the history of the Second World War in Haute-Savoie together with elements evoking more specifically the Maquis in Glières and the liberation of Haute-Savoie. Interactive terminals provide additional... Read more

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Coordinates

Address : Route de Thônes, RD 909 , 74230 la Balme de Thuy
GPS Coordinates : 45.906494 , 6.275539
Phone : 04 50 32 18 38
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Visits
Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

3€

Guided tour
Price :

2 € / Gratuit pour les scolaires

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Gratuit

Guided tour
Price :

Gratuit

Recurring events

Commemoration every year of the events of the plateau de Glières (usually the last Sunday in March), history cafés, Long Night of Museums (May), summer programming, European Heritage Days (September).

Practical information
Opening days and times :
Every day throughout the year between 9.30 AM and 5 PM.
Closed on saturday.
Languages spoken :

Français

Themes and resources
Themes
  • Museum
  • Maquis
  • Fighting
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Internement
  • Youth Movements
  • Liberation
  • Haute-Savoie
  • Historic site
  • Population movements
Resources
  • Collections
  • Archives
  • Documentation center
  • On-line Educational Resources
  • Travelling exhibits
Services
  • label 2 EN 2
  • Audioguides
Complete description of site

The Départemental Museum of Resistance and Deportation and the Deportation Memorial are located at Morette, where there is also a National Cemetery; they are administered by the Département of Haute-Savoie.

The Museum was created in what had been a mountain shepherd's house by survivors of Glières, and addresses the history of the Second World War in Haute-Savoie together with elements evoking more specifically the Maquis in Glières and the liberation of Haute-Savoie. Interactive terminals provide additional depth to the visit and a projection room shows films about the history of Glières and the liberation of Annecy and the département.

The Memorial, founded by the Association of Deportees, Imprisoned and Families of Haute-Savoie goes over the history of the deportation of resistants and offers eye-witness accounts of Nazi concentration camps.

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