Camp des Milles - self visit of the permanent exhibition
Aix-en-Provence - Historique - From 11/06 to 29/12/2021, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 7 pm except on 24/12 and December 25th. Last entrance at 6pm.
The Memorial Site of “Camp des Milles” is the only major French Internment and deportation camp still intact and accessible to the public. From 1939 to 1942, 10000 prisoners from 38 countries were interned here. More than 2000 were sent to Auschwitz, among them about a hundred children.
The aim is to strengthen the visitors’ vigilance and responsibility, especially the young visitor, constantly faced with threats of racism, anti-Semitism, fanaticism and totalitarianism.
The building is classified as an Historic Monument among the major French Memorial Sites and offers an historical, memorial and a reflexive approach, through an innovative and multi-disciplinary visit.
It is also a place where unknown and famous people (among them Max Ernst or Hans Bellmer), knew how to resist through artistic creation. Paintings or drawings (more than 3000) still exist as testimonies of the past.
Besides the visit, some activities are offered on the Memorial Site: educational workshops, conferences and debates, a resource and t raining center but also some cultural events and temporary exhibitions.
➜ Duration: 1h to 2h
➜ Pets are forbidden.
➜ Booking at the information desk or on the website of the Tourist Office.
- Accessible pour handicapés
Information provided by Office de Tourisme d'Aix en Provence
Site - Mémorial du Camp des Milles
40 Chemin De la Badesse
Memorial Site of Les Milles Camp
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