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Memorial des Deportes de la Mayenne

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Beautifully presented and unbelievably moving

We were only in Mayenne for a weekend - but visiting this museum was the highlight. It is so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Second visit to this attraction

Having visited this attraction over 3 years ago I returned in June with French friends. The venue... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
Tadley, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“Beautifully presented and unbelievably moving”
23 Jul 2017
“Second visit to this attraction”
Memorial of the Deportees from Mayenne. You can discover exhibitions, objects, maps, chronologies and mural paintings.
23 rue Ambroise de Lore, 53100 Mayenne, France
+33 2 43 08 87 35
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only in Mayenne for a weekend - but visiting this museum was the highlight. It is so unbelievably moving and so beautifully presented that you feel it is a great privilege to be able to share the experience of the wartime Jews and...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

Having visited this attraction over 3 years ago I returned in June with French friends. The venue has been updated since my last visit and although small is a worthwhile place to spend 1 to 2 hours. There are details of over 400 people who...More

Thank michaelallaston
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Opened in 2012, this small museum commerates 75 Jews and 550 members of the Resistance to occupation from the Mayenne region who were deported to camps during World War II. Check the opening hours before planning a visit. Entry is 5 Euros. There is a...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. It's not a large venue but there is a wealth of material inside. It is very net resting to follow stories of individuals and families and not how many simply disappeared.

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Reviewed July 7, 2015

It covers a dark period in the areas WWII history and as such it is extremely interesting. It is defiantly not for children or casual viewing.More

Thank 292bob
Memorial53, Gérant at Memorial des Deportes de la Mayenne, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2015

Thank you very much for your message ! The Memorial of the Deportees from Mayenne is opened for all people. We receive children from 10 years old with their family or their school. There aren't picture or testimony which hurt sensibilities. This building is voluntarily...More

Reviewed June 29, 2014

Having frequented Mayenne at least four times anualy for the last ten years we have only just found this small attraction. We were amazed at the numbers of local people deported during WW2 from the area. A moving visit

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