Musée de la Résistance Bretonne

Heroes of the Resistance in Brittany
Museum, History, Wartime memories at Saint-Marcel

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  • The resistance activity of the Bretons is honoured here in Saint-Marcel, home of the famous maquis resistance group.

    The Breton Resistance Museum in Saint-Marcel, in the Landes de Lanvaux, pays homage to this group which played such an important role in the liberation of Brittany. Built on a site which saw actual fighting, now 6 hectares of wooded grounds, the museum offers 1500 sq. metres of exhibits depicting the involvement of the Bretons during the Second World War. The national museum collections concerning the French paratroopers of the time are also held here. A moving and educational visit taking you to the heart of recent history, including life-size reconstructions: e.g. a street during the Occupation or the inside of a German blockhouse. The visit also includes the gardens where there are cannons, old wartime vehicles and a reconstruction of part of the Atlantic Wall (including a 15 ton rangefinder). It’s as if you were really there!
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
    • English
  • Activities
    • Lectures
    • Temporary exhibitions
  • Equipment
    • Screening room
  • Services
    • Disabled facilities and reception
    • Boutique
    • Play area
Payment methods
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2020
  • Standard rate - adult full price
  • Reduce rate
  • Group rate
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