Memorial National de la Prison de Montluc, Lyon

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  • A must-see historical site. A military prison of the Vichy regime, it was requisitioned by the occupiers from January 1943 to August 1944. It was there that Jean Moulin (and, unfortunately, many others whose faces and biographies are recalled in the cells) was interned. But it was also there that Klaus Barbie was imprisoned before his trial. Quite a symbol. You can visit freely but the guided tour is preferable because the guides give very interesting historical anecdotes. The refectory traces the history of this prison. Temporary exhibitions are regularly organized (the one on the Klaus Barbie Trial was great). Admission is free but only the ground floor and courses are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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  • I believe this has just recently been open to the public. It was fascinating to see. Hard at times knowing all the lives that were lost here and how they suffered. They do a good job of presenting it ...  more »
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  • I disliked this place as it was gloomy and made me feel uncomfortable in such an atmosphere (personal feeling). On the other hand, some cells did provide good information like which well-known figures were inside there before. The tour guide did a good job by explaining the history very well!
  • Walked a very long way in full sun and with heavy luggage to find the place closed. Update your opening times!
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