Le Chambon-sur-Lignon

Lieu de Mémoire au Chambon-sur-Lignon

The Memory Site, unique in Europe, opened in 2013, dedicated to the history and memory of the Righteous Among Nations, and the Resistances during World War II.

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and other villages of the Plateau between Haute-Loire and Ardèche, heirs of a Protestant tradition and a habit of hospitality, came to the aid of numerous refugees, often Jewish.

In 1990, Yad Vashem bestowed the title of Righteous Among the Nations upon Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the neighboring towns.

The Memory Site is designed for a broad public. The itinerary is organized around various forms of resistance: civilian, spiritual and armed. In the memorial room, first-hand... Read more

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Coordinates

Address : 23 Route du Mazet , 43400 Le Chambon-sur-Lignon
GPS Coordinates : 45.058945 , 4.30161544032059
Phone :

04 71 56 56 65

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Visits
Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Duration : 2h
Price :

5€, tarif réduit 3€

Guided tour
Duration : From 45 minutes to 2 hours upon request
Price :

3.50€ + 30€ forfait visite guidée

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Tarif du Lieu de Mémoire

Guided tour
Price :

Tarif du Lieu de Mémoire

External memory itinerary :
In progress: a booklet called “Paths of History” will bring together several thematic itineraries that lead to the many places in Plateau history.
Recurring events

Education service: various pedagogical opportunities (visits, teaching workshops, class activities, etc.)  for different age groups. Specific teaching projects for particular schools. Yearly cultural programming, including national events (European Heritage Days, Long Night of Museums) lectures related to the permanent and temporary exhibits, shows (plays, concerts, etc.), book presentations, film projections, talks by witnesses, etc.

Practical information
Opening days and times :
From March 1 to May 31, open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2PM- 6PM.

From June 1 to September 30.
October 1 to November 30, open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2PM-6PM.
Yearly closure : Fermé le lundi. Open all year by reservation for school and other groups. Closed for individual visits from December 1 to February 29.
Languages spoken :

Français,Anglais

Themes and resources
Themes
  • Memorial
  • Maquis
  • Rescue
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Haute-Loire
  • Parachute sites
  • Population movements
Resources
  • Archives
  • Travelling exhibits
Services
  • label 2 EN 2
  • Audioguides
  • Nearby eating facility
Complete description of site

The Memory Site, unique in Europe, opened in 2013, dedicated to the history and memory of the Righteous Among Nations, and the Resistances during World War II.

Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and other villages of the Plateau between Haute-Loire and Ardèche, heirs of a Protestant tradition and a habit of hospitality, came to the aid of numerous refugees, often Jewish.

In 1990, Yad Vashem bestowed the title of Righteous Among the Nations upon Le Chambon-sur-Lignon and the neighboring towns.

The Memory Site is designed for a broad public. The itinerary is organized around various forms of resistance: civilian, spiritual and armed. In the memorial room, first-hand accounts can be seen. Outside, the Memory Garden provides a quiet place.

The Memory Site puts on temporary exhibits, lectures, shows and in-person contacts, and has an Educational Service for school pupils, with activities adapted to various levels, providing an opportunity to to see the period from the point of view of the involvement of the Righteous Among the Nations.

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