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Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation - Citadelle de Besançon

© A. Ammari
  • © A. Ammari
  • © A. Ammari
  • © A. Ammari
  • © A. Ammari
  • © A. Ammari
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    The Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation has been a museum of history since its inception, and it is more essential than ever to continue in this role. However, it aims to renew its approach to strengthen its role as a civic tool.

    Beyond the history of the Second World War, the museum's discourse addresses timeless issues such as the rise to power of a totalitarian regime, the collapse of a democracy, the establishment of a system of large-scale repression and extermination, as well as the Resistance and commitment in the name of values that transcend individuals.

    A few steps from the museum, the Witness monument pays tribute to the deportees.

    The Fusillés monument commemorates the sacrifice of 98 members of the Resistance who were condemned to death and executed by the German army between 1941 and 1944. It was restored as part of the renovation of the museum.


    Opening periods

    Annual closure, from 8 January 2024 to 9 February 2024 inclusive Closed on 1 January 2024, 18 March 2024, 19 March 2024, 20 March 2024, 21 March 2024 and 22 March 2024 (Closed for works) Mondays in low season: Citadelle closed (EXCEPT FOR GROUPS AND BY RESERVATION)
    from Monday 04/01 to Sunday 06/30/2024-from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    from Monday 07/01 to Saturday 08/31/2024-from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
    from Sunday 09/01 to Thursday 10/31/2024-from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
    from Friday 11/01 to Tuesday 12/24/2024-Tue-Sun : from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    from Thursday 12/26 to Tuesday 12/31/2024-Tue-Sun : from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

    Practical information

    Group service


    Fine arts
    War memories
    Agricultural land


    Temporary exhibitions




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    GratuitiesVisit the museum free of charge with the purchase of an admission ticket to the Besançon Citadel