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Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation (Memorial of the Deportation)

  • 7 quai de l'Archevêché Map It
  • Ile de la Cité
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 06/25/2015

Fodor's Review

On the eastern tip of the Ile de la Cité lies this stark monument to the more than 200,000 French men, women, and children who died in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The evocative memorial, inaugurated by Charles de Gaulle in 1962, was intentionally designed to be claustrophobic. Concrete blocks mark the narrow entrance to the crypt, which contains the tomb of an unknown deportee killed at the Neustadt camp. A dimly lit narrow gallery studded with 200,000 pieces of glass symbolizes the lives lost, while urns at the lateral ends contain ashes from the camps.

Sight Information

Address:

Square de l'Île de France, 7 quai de l'Archevêché, Paris, 75004, France

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Oct.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Apr.–Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10–7

Published 06/25/2015

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