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Site Memorial du Camp des Milles, Aix-en-Provence

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Get a glimpse of World War II history by visiting Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. Today one of UNESCO's headquarters, it was once an internment camp for German and Austrian men, and later the place of transit for Jewish men. See the works of artists interned there, visit the preserved areas where they lived, and learn about genocide. You can walk the path people took on their way to deportation to concentration camps, see a gallery with paintings, and view a wagon that shows where the deportation took place. Plan to visit Site Memorial du Camp des Milles and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Aix-en-Provence attractions using our Aix-en-Provence road trip planning website.
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  • This was my second trip to Camp des Milles. It is a very moving and fascinating place to visit. The first section tells us about the history of the camp and about many of the individuals interned... 
    This was my second trip to Camp des Milles. It is a very moving and fascinating place to visit. The first section tells us about the history of the camp and about many of the individuals interned...  more »
  • We visited here in August 2020, the building has so much history that has been captured and displayed perfectly. All of the displays are in French and English, except for the film. Takes about 2... 
    We visited here in August 2020, the building has so much history that has been captured and displayed perfectly. All of the displays are in French and English, except for the film. Takes about 2...  more »
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  • Definitely worth a visit, especially on a hot summer day. It is a fascinating place to see how history touched this small area. You are able to tour through the entire tile factory with plenty of information about France's role in the war. I particularly loved how blunt they were about the French government not helping. You will go through a well organised path and tour of the factory.
  • Great museum, especially since it's a former tile-factory. If you're looking for a half-day activity, and you are interested in World War II history, this is a must-visit. The museum tries to stimulate the visitor to reflect on what happened during WO2 and apply that to modern times. - There's a bus stop in front of the museum and a large parking lot as well - Museum is very rich in information, there's just so much to read and see - you're guided through the museum/factory with signs. - Audio guides are offered in French and English (€5 per person) - Information in the museum is written in French and English, except for films and audio pieces (just French) - If you'd read and go over everything, be prepared to spend around 3 hours here - Entrance is about €9.50 for adults - There are expositions at the end of the museum, that vary from time to time. - There's a vending machine with ice cold drinks and snacks at the end of the museum - Last but not least: on hot days, the museum is gonna be hot too -> there's no proper air conditioning in most parts of the factory.

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