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Museum of Resistance and Deportation

Museum, History, Military, Arts and culture, Wartime memories, Local history, Museum of France, Departmental museum in Nantua
  • Housed in a 19th-century prison, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation is one of the region’s major museums about the Second World War. Please note that the museum is closed until 10th September 2017 for renovation works, making it more accessible to wheelchair users.

  • Located in a Maquis territory, in Nantua’s former prison, a town which received the Resistance Medal, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Ain will take you on a journey through a dark chapter of history.

    The museum is due to reopen in 2017 following essential renovation and enlargement works, and will be much more accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. A completely redesigned tour route puts people at the very centre of the story. The new exhibition accentuates the...
    Located in a Maquis territory, in Nantua’s former prison, a town which received the Resistance Medal, the Museum of Resistance and Deportation of Ain will take you on a journey through a dark chapter of history.

    The museum is due to reopen in 2017 following essential renovation and enlargement works, and will be much more accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. A completely redesigned tour route puts people at the very centre of the story. The new exhibition accentuates the suffering and the courage of men and women who experienced first-hand the events of World War II here in Ain, allowing us to understand the strategic challenges faced in the region during the war.

    The museum was originally set up by an association, for the most part made up of former Maquisard Resistance fighters and relatives who donated a large part of the collection, and features one of the most extensive exhibitions in France on the subject.

    Featuring reconstructions, animated maps, interactive displays, sensory objects, and much more, the new, innovative route is accessible to all and, with both a historical and a contemporary approach to the war, sheds light on this period in history while raising questions on the meaning of past events.

    Adapted tours suitable for deaf and mute people and people with mental disorders are available, advance booking required. The street linking the museum and the public car park is on a 50m-long slope. The museum does not have a private car park, but it is possible to drop off in front of the museum.

    Booking required for all groups.
  • Environment
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Mountain location
    • Lake 5 km away
    • Close to a motorway
    • River 5 km away
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Mountain view
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 60  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Visual alarm with flash light
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
    • Documentation available in Braille
    • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Permanent exhibition
  • Equipment
    • Lift
    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space
    • Defibrillator
    • Entertainments room
    • Film room
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist information
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • From March 15, 2024 to November 17, 2024
  • Reduced price
    4 €
  • Adult
    7 €
  • Disabled
    4 €
Openings
  • From March 15, 2024
    until November 15, 2024
  • Tuesday
    Closed
    -
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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