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Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation

Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Poignant, somber, never forget

Visited after the ND Cathedral and spent about 20 minutes at this free memorial. Unless you are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jennifer C
Just not impressive

This is an average site in an area with excellent once in a lifetime things to see. It's hard to... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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Located on the Île de la Cité, this memorial is dedicated to the 200,000 French citizens who died in concentration camps during World War II.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Square de l'Ile de France, 75004 Paris, France
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
+33 1 46 33 87 56
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited after the ND Cathedral and spent about 20 minutes at this free memorial. Unless you are looking for it, it would be easy to miss. Appropriate for school-aged children that understand the basics of the Holocaust. I would not bring small children - they...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This is an average site in an area with excellent once in a lifetime things to see. It's hard to find, incentives found it's hard to get into, and once in your not left with much to see. I would recommend this only to locals...More

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Didn't intend to visit this place but wandered into it after taking a stroll after visiting the cathedral. Will take no longer than an hour and tells a thought provoking story. Could've done with a few more translations into English but overall well worth a...More

Thank KDHerts
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We have been to the Deportation Memorial on several trips to Paris and it never fails to be a moving experience. The Memorial is well done and tells the story of this tragedy so well in atmosphere and in photos from the past. Do check...More

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is free, located right behind Notre Dame. If you have the time it is worth the visit. While it doesn’t overwhelm you with information what it does present is emotional.

Thank Tinyte13
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This memorial has s located behind Norte Dame. We were told about it before our visit by a friend otherwise we would never have found it. What a thought provoking and humbling experience. A reminder that these events must never be forgotten nor repeated

Thank Mozmoz850
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This memorial sits right beside the Notre Dame Cathedral but is frequently missed by visitors. Its location, right at the tip of the Ile De La Citi, with its metal bars between the memorial and the Seine River concretely conveys the unjust imprisonment of these...More

Thank Palmtree021
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

You enter knowing that it's about the 200,000 Jews Vichy France deported to die but this monument evokes a palpable sense of confinement, loss of dignity and control which was totally unexpected. This is not a monument to look at but feel. I hesitate to...More

Thank Keen4
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Worth a visit, no charge to enter Very moving experience through the exhibits and the architecture There is also a short film to see. Near to Notre dame

Thank bluesmama11
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Most visitors to Paris will stop by Notre-Dame cathedral, so I recommend that if you are already on the Íle de la Cité, you should take the time to visit this important historical memorial. It is located just behind the church, on the tip on...More

Thank loulou_france34
Ile de la Cite / Ile Saint-Louis
Two islands sit in the middle of the Seine at the very
heart of Paris. The more majestic one, Ile de la Cité,
sparkles with history. This is the birthplace of
Paris, the home of the Gothic Sainte-Chapelle, and the
site of the prison where Marie Antoinette was held
before her execution. Tourists flock to see the iconic
Notre Dame and the beautiful bridges that straddle the
Seine. Ile Saint-Louis, the more provincial island,
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1 June 2017|
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Response from hortonms | Reviewed this property |
Pretty challenging stairs for those with physical challenges. There is railing.
26 February 2017|
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Response from 2016Carter1 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, it is open 10 am to 5 pm every day, except it is closed on Mondays.