CAMP DES MILLES - self visit of the permanent exhibition

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Presentation

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.
 


PRACTICAL INFORMATION : 

  • Open everyday from 10:00 to 7:00 pm (last entrance 5:30pm), except january 1st, May 1st, and december 25th.
  • Audioguide in german, english and french.
  • Ticket includes temporaries exhibitions
  • Duration : 1h to 2h

Pets are forbidden.


RATES :

  • Adult : 9.50€
  • Senior + 65s; young 9/18s, students under 25s, and disabled people : 7.50€
  • Free for City Pass Aix en Provence owner
  • ​Free for  child under 9s, veterans, & journalists.


 

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  • Car park
    Car park
  • No pets allowed
    No pets allowed
  • Access for disabled people
    Access for disabled people
  • Tested by our advisory team
    Tested by our advisory team
  • Toilets
    Toilets
  • Included
    Included
  • Duration :
    • 2h
  • Time of day :
    • in the afternoon
    • in the morning
  • Means of transport :
    • walking
  • Type of activity :
    • Museum
    • Self-guided visit
  • Prestation inclue dans :
    • City Pass Aix-en-Provence
  • Other information :
    • Tested by our travel advisors
    • No pets allowed
  • On site :
    • Toilets
    • Car park
  • Access :
    • from the village or the place visited
    • apointment directly with the service provider
    • accessible by public transport

Situation map

Map

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40 chemin de la Badesse
13547
AIX EN PROVENCE
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.50312
Longitude : 5.38185

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