With three days in UNESCO-listed Lyon, you have plenty of time to experience the city’s history, cuisine, and surrounding vineyards. Cross the Saône and Rhône rivers, step into the cathedral, taste world-renowned wine, and more. Here’s how to make the most of 72 hours in Lyon.
Resistance and Deportation History Centre (Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation)
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
14 avenue Berthelot, Lyon, 69007
Housed in the former military health college in Lyon – and once used by the Gestapo to manage their operations in the city – the Resistance and Deportation History Centre is a place of remembrance. The museum is divided into three sections: commitment, information and propaganda, and space and time. Each looks at different aspects of the war, German occupation, and the Resistance.
Using written documents, photos, videos, and eyewitness accounts the museum documents Lyon's dark est hours with dignity, as it examines the deportation of Jews and other so-called undesirables, and shows excerpts from local Gestapo leader Klaus Barbie's trial for crimes against humanity. Barbie was known as the “Butcher of Lyon” for his brutally repressive regime.
Things to know before you go
- Entry to the museum is via paid ticket. Save money on this and other attractions in Lyon with the Lyon City Card.
- The museum is wheelchair-accessible.
- The excerpts from the Barbie trial are shown at set times throughout the day – check before visiting for more information.
How to get there
The museum is located at 14 Avenue Berthelot. It’s easy to get to the museum on public transport – the T2 tram station Centre Berthelot is a short walk away. In addition, the Line A metro stop Perrache and Line B stop Jean Macé are also within walking distance.
When to get there
The Resistance and Deportation History Centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday all year round, except for national holidays. Weekdays tend to get fewer crowds.
Take a Cruise on the Saone River
For the chance to see Lyon from the water hop on a Saone River cruise. Most trips last for one hour and along the way, you’ll see Lyon’s well-preserved Renaissance buildings, beautiful churches, and interesting bridges. The Lyon City Card includes a Saone River cruise.
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