Vassieux en Vercors

Musée départemental de la Résistance du Vercors

Located in the village of Vassieux-en-Vercors, a village that was wiped out by fighting in the summer of 1944, the Museum of Resistance in Vercors was found by a former maquisard, Joseph La Picirella, in 1973. It came under the ownership of the Département de la Drôme in 1999, and was entirely renovated in 2010 .

The exhibit leads the visitor through and rich collection of objects and interactive terminals to bring together an updated history of the maquis and reconstruction with the founder’s first-hand accounts.

Each year, a temporary exhibit explores new themes in coordination with current research.

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Information

Coordinates

Address : Rue Fourna , 26420 Vassieux en Vercors
GPS Coordinates : 44.895707 , 5.368519
Phone :

04 75 48 28 46

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Visits
Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Plein tarif: 3 €

Guided tour
Price :

Plein tarif: 4 €

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Pas de supplément au tarif d'entrée

Guided tour
Price :

Plein tarif: 4 €

External memory itinerary :
During off-site guided tours, a docent leads visitors through the streets of Vassieux, pointing out notable places in the history of the maquis, battles, and the reconstructions of memorial sites.
Recurring events

Long Night of Museums, European Heritage Days, family guided tours in summer, lectures and events in the summer related to the exhibit, workshops for children, film projections, book discussion groups, exhibit openings, etc.

Practical information
Opening days and times :
February 2 to March 31 open Wednesday to Sunday 2pm to 5pm. April 1 to April 30 open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm. May 1 to June 30 daily 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm July 1 to August 31 daily 10am-12:30am and 1:30pm-6:30pm September 1 to September 30 daily 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm October 1 to October 31 open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-12am and 2pm-6pm November 1 to December 31 open Wednesday to Sunday 2pm to 5pm.lnm
Yearly closure : Closed December 25 and January 1 and from end of Christmas school holiday to beginning of February school holiday.
Themes and resources
Themes
  • Museum
  • Maquis
  • Fighting
  • Liberation
  • Civil resistance
  • Repression
  • Drome
  • Parachute sites
  • Martyrized villages
  • Cemeteries
Resources
  • Collections
  • Archives
  • On-line Educational Resources
Services
  • label 2 EN 2
  • Audioguides
  • Shop
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