Champagne Country Sights


Musée de la Reddition (Museum of the Surrender)

Musée de la Reddition (Museum of the Surrender) Review

Also known as the Salle du 8-Mai-1945 or the "little red school house," this museum is a well-preserved map-covered room used by General Eisenhower as Allied headquarters at the end of World War II. It was here that General Alfred Jodl signed the German surrender at 2:41 am on May 7, 1945. Fighting officially ceased at midnight the next day. The museum also presents a collection of local photos, documents, uniforms, and artifacts recounting the fighting, occupation, and liberation of Reims. Guided tours begin with a short film in English and French.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 12 rue Franklin-Roosevelt, Reims, 51100 | Map It
  • Phone: /03–26–47–84–19
  • Cost: €4
  • Hours: Wed.–Mon. 10–noon and 2–6
  • Location: Reims
Updated: 04-07-2014

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