The Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation is located in what used to be the offices of the Gestapo and ... More
Deportation and Resistance Historical Center
The Centre d'Histoire de la Resistance et de la Deportation is located in what used to be the offices of the Gestapo and Klaus Barbie. While it avoids being too downbeat, the CHRD will leave no one unmoved. The themes of the exhibition are the onset of war and the beginnings of the resistance and deportation. Using an infra red audio system [trilingual], you can move through the exhibition at your own speed. The centre also organizes temporary exhibitions, such as the photographic exhibition of the World Press Foundation (war reportage and refugees of today). There is a library, studio, and conference space available on site.
Most visitors skip this museum and they shouldn't. It's a little creepy inside, which is a perfect setting for the topic. Lyon played a big part in the Resistance movement of WWII and it's a fascinating story. They don't shy away from talking about the Nazi collaborators in France at the time and the Vichy Government. Also really interesting stories of the women in the Resistance, who were often overlooked by the Nazis and were thought to be even more effective than the men.
Lyons is famous for the night time illuminations of its monuments: hence, it earns it's nickname as the "city of
light." The Office du Tourisme organizes a 2 hour guided tour lasting 2 hours taking you round these illuminations ...
Place Antonin Poncet is tucked between place Bellecour and the banks of the Rhône. It is a relatively recent addition
to Lyon's urban squares as it was laid out in 1934 when the Hopital de la Charite was demolished ...
The Musee d'Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern Art) was housed in the Palais des Beaux Arts for 10 years, and
in 1995 was transferred to the heart of the Cite Internationale. The museum has a large exhibition space spread ...
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