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Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l'Ain

The Museum of the History of the Resistance and Deportation in Nantua was originally founded by former French Resistance fighters and comprises of many artefacts that were donated by them or that belonged concentration camp prisoners. It shows the effects of the 2nd World War from both a local and national point of view. Several re-enactments of events from this period take place at the museum throughout the year. The museum also deals in no uncertain terms with subjects such as events that led up to the war, the Nazi occupation of France, the French Resistance and in particular the Marquisards of the Ain département and the horrific repression and deportation to concentration camps suffered by local people.

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Address : 3 montée de l'Abbaye , 01130 Nantua
GPS Coordinates : 46.15247441263023 , 5.608256578707369
Phone : 04 74 75 07 50
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Permanent exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

Plein tarif: 4 € / Tarif réduit: 3 € / Gratuit pour les moins de 26 ans

Guided tour
Price :

5 € / personne, gratuit pour l’accompagnateur

Temporary Exhibit :
Self-conducted visit
Price :

inclus dans le billet d’entrée

Guided tour
Price :

5 € / personne, gratuité pour l’accompagnateur

Recurring events

Long Night of Museums, European Heritage Days, history café, memory walks, dramatized visit

Practical information
Opening days and times :
From September 10 to November 15 2017 10am-12:30pm and 130pm-8pm. Closed Tuesdays. From March 1 to November 15 2018 open 10am to 12:30pm and 130pm-8pm. Closed Tuesdays.
Yearly closure : Closed annually from November 16 to February 29.
Languages spoken :


Themes and resources
  • Museum
  • Maquis
  • Rescue
  • Fighting
  • Liberation
  • Civil resistance
  • Deportation
  • Repression
  • Collaboration
  • Internement
  • Ethnic Cleansing
  • Ain
  • Genocide
  • Parachute sites
  • Population movements
  • Martyrized villages
  • Collections
  • Archives
  • Documentation center
  • On-line Educational Resources
  • Travelling exhibits
  • label 2 EN 2
  • Audioguides
  • Shop
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