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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Moving and informative

we stumbled upon this near Notre Dame. it is very moving and contemplative. it highlights the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
Jerusalem, Israel
Paris visit

A humbling and thought-provoking memorial to those deported during WW2. These events must never be... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died in concentration camps during World War II.
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  • Average8%
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Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

we stumbled upon this near Notre Dame. it is very moving and contemplative. it highlights the various groups the Nazis deported: Jews, Resistance fighters, fighters from Spain, gypsies and others. very well done and serious. By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices...More

Thank shulamit657
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A humbling and thought-provoking memorial to those deported during WW2. These events must never be forgotten and never repeated.

Thank barnesdurrance
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a moving memorial honoring the Martyrs of the Nazi horrors. The design does a good job of both providing information while offering powerful symbols to remind us of the lives that were lost.

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We have been near Notre Dame de Paris many times, but this was the first time we noticed this hidden gem. This is a memorial to the victims of deportations during World War II from France during the Nazi occupation. It is a powerful monument...More

Thank Luv2Tour2
Reviewed 21 June 2017

In a spectacularly somber and modern (from 1965!) complex at the downstream end of Ile de la Cité, this memorial is relatively unknown and little visited which is a shame because it is a sensitive, informative, and superbly designed hard look at the details and...More

Thank VBGuy43
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Most of this memorial is located underground, under a small park at the tip of the Citée island in the Seine. Creative architecture, lots of detailed info and historical items.

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed 16 June 2017

As others have noted, the signage for this exhibit is subtle, which is unfortunate, for it's not to be missed. As you descend into the progressive darkness, you catch a sense of the desperation those poor victims must have felt as they were torn from...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I wanted my family to see this memorial to appreciate all the suffering which happened to people under Hitler. It is an awe inspiring place and my granddaughter shed tears as she read all of the displays. Never forget!

Thank barbgoodkin
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

You can feel the desperation and helplessness of the poor souls who were forced through here. We wanted to stay longer but emotionally couldn't take anymore. How poetic that this cage to hell should be free admission. One warning to asthmatics, the air quality is...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Have to look or you will miss this tribute to people deported during World War II. Right behind the Cathedral at the point of the island. Small but worthwhile. Took awhile for the Parisians to admit their own faults concerning the deportation of their own...More

Thank Jim C
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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31 May 2017|
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Response from hortonms | Reviewed this property |
Pretty challenging stairs for those with physical challenges. There is railing.
25 February 2017|
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Response from 2016Carter1 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, it is open 10 am to 5 pm every day, except it is closed on Mondays.