Lyon

Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation

“The thing is, they were on the side of life: they liked things as insignificant as a song, snapping fingers or a smile.

You can squeeze a bee in your hand till it smothers. But it won’t smother without stinging you.

That’s not much, you’ll say. True, it’s not much. But if it didn’t sting, bees would have disappeared long ago.“

With this metaphor, the poet Jean Paulhan points out the obvious: for many resistants, the struggle to recover liberty and to fight against the unacceptable was unavoidable.

The CHRD makes this history available to everyone, using... Read more

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Information

Coordinates

Address : 14 avenue Berthelot , 69007 Lyon
GPS Coordinates : 45.7470175 , 4.8357744
Phone :

04 72 73 99 00

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Visits
Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Plein tarif: 8 € / Tarif réduit: 6 €

Guided tour
Duration : 2h
Price :

Plein tarif: 11 € / Tarif réduit: 9 €

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Plein tarif: 8 € / Tarif réduit: 6 €

Guided tour
Duration : 1h30
Price :

Plein tarif: 11 € / Tarif réduit: 9 €

Recurring events

http://www.chrd.lyon.fr/chrd/sections/fr/actualites

Practical information
Opening days and times :
Open from Wed. to Sun.: 10 am-6 pm. Closed on bank hols except on Nov. 11th.
Languages spoken :

Anglais

Themes and resources
Themes
  • Museum
  • Maquis
  • Rescue
  • Fighting
  • Free groups
  • Liberation
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Persecution
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Internement
  • Ethnic Cleansing
  • Liberation
  • Rhone
  • Historic site
  • Genocide
  • Population movements
  • Martyrized villages
  • Cemeteries
Resources
  • Collections
  • Archives
  • Documentation center
  • On-line Educational Resources
  • Travelling exhibits
Services
  • label 2 EN 2
  • Audioguides
  • Shop
Complete description of site

“The thing is, they were on the side of life: they liked things as insignificant as a song, snapping fingers or a smile.

You can squeeze a bee in your hand till it smothers. But it won’t smother without stinging you.

That’s not much, you’ll say. True, it’s not much. But if it didn’t sting, bees would have disappeared long ago.“

With this metaphor, the poet Jean Paulhan points out the obvious: for many resistants, the struggle to recover liberty and to fight against the unacceptable was unavoidable.

The CHRD makes this history available to everyone, using personal recollections, objects and photos. With its large resource center and cultural programming with special emphasis on recent events in human rights, the museum is also a space for exchanges and meetings.

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