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Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation

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Amazing, harrowing and thought provoking

This museum is within the grounds of the citadel and although the entrance is all part of the... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
Heather A
Watford, United Kingdom
Extremely sad in content, but exceptionally well portrayed

Astonishing number of artifacts very carefully put together in a rather harrowing collection of... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
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99 rue Fusilles de la Resistance | La Citadelle, 25000, Besancon, France
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

This museum is within the grounds of the citadel and although the entrance is all part of the overall ticket that you purchase, this is worth it's own review. The museum is dedicated to the year of war, occupation and resistance during WW2. It has...More

1  Thank Heather A
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Astonishing number of artifacts very carefully put together in a rather harrowing collection of memorabilia from the Nazi era. Interesting to note was the fact that in many of the photos on display, Hilter's facial features had been scratched out! Naughty of the perpitrator, but...More

Thank JandSEvian
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve written about this in the Citadel section but feel it deserves a separate review. I’ve been to the Holocaust Museum outside Jerusalem but this one is different insofar as it relates to how these world wide events directly affected the Franche Comté region. I...More

2  Thank angie c
Reviewed June 22, 2018

Anyone visiting Besancon must go to Vauban's Citadel. And there, a great attraction is the Museum of Deportation and Resistance. It has SO many documents from the late '30s through the Occupation and Resistance and Liberation. It took me 90 minutes for a cursory walk-through....More

2  Thank brucewyatt2
Reviewed June 14, 2018

An interesting museum, very informative with many artefacts and pictures. Written guides in English are provided but only in rooms 1-10 this made it difficult to understand rooms 11-20.

Thank Suzanne T
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Very well documented museum devoted on a period which most of us did not experience, but which should nevertheless been forgotten.

Thank Dany T
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Take a bus to the Citadel, unless you are fit and like stairs. Children will like the small zoo and aquarium in the outer "keep" and that is free. The museum inside the Citadel is fascinating, particularly in regard to the French Resistance in WW2....More

Thank Mel E
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The museum is very informative with lots of history on the Nazi, concentration camps and the impacts to France and across Europe. It has a large collection of exhibits including letters, pictures and garments. Bringing back the fear and horror vividly. It is not packed...More

1  Thank Doug S
Reviewed December 27, 2017

and a must do for all who are interested in the impact of WWII in the region. The Museum is located in the old Citadel which makes it a great venue. Access by Wheelchair is not comfortable (steep hills and cobblestones) The Museum has a...More

1  Thank Rene K
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Unless you are really fit, take the bus up to the Citadelle. Give yourself plenty of time, there is a lot to experience with the museum. It is well laid out moving through the war years and the development of the resistance movement. Our visit...More

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