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Museum Of The Liberation Of Paris

Lucy Davidson

24 Aug 2021
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About Museum Of The Liberation Of Paris

The Museum Of The Liberation of Paris is a newly-opened museum partially located in an air raid shelter and Liberation of Paris headquarters. It documents life during World War Two in Paris and the city’s subsequent liberation.

History of Museum Of The Liberation Of Paris

The museum was originally inaugurated at a different site in 1994 above Montparnasse train station. The museum examined French World War Two history via the figures of General Leclerc and Jean Moulin, with a particular focus on resistance in June 1940 and Liberation in 1944. It was made up of 36 permanent exhibitions.

In 2015, a decision was made to increase the visibility and focus on the Liberation of Paris of the museum, and it was thus opened on 25 August 2019 on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the capital’s liberation. Its location is yet more pertinent, with the Liberation of Paris former command headquarters being hidden underground beneath the West Pavilion.

Museum Of The Liberation Of Paris Today

Today, the voices of Jean Moulin and General Leclerc guide visitors along a path along which over 300 items, original documents, photos, archive videos, and personal accounts which relate to moments of resistance, repression, secret missions, and newfound freedom are displayed.

The museum is free for all to visit. Tickets also allow access into the command post in the air raid shelter, however, only a limited number of people are allowed into the post at any one time.

Getting to Museum Of The Liberation Of Paris

The museum is located in Montparnasse in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. From Gare du Nord, the museum is a 10 minute train ride, stopping at Denfert-Rochereau. Equally, it’s a 12 minute drive via Bd Saint-Michel.

 

 

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