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The Maison d'Izieu offers tours of the house accompanied by the mediators, the discovery of the history of the Shoah in France during the Second World War and the temporary exhibition dedicated to the first day of remembrance on 7 April 1946.

The Maison d'Izieu offers guided tours of the house all year round by a mediator, workshop-visits for children during the school holidays, free visits to the permanent exhibition enriching new historical content thanks to the work of its Documentation and Research Centre, as well as a cultural programme that welcomes artists, authors and citizen-debates. The Maison d'Izieu invites you to discover its permanent exhibition on the history of the Shoah in France during the Second World War, international justice and the construction of memory.
With the help of the new interactive tables, follow in the footsteps of the families and children of the colony of Izieu, the crimes against humanity and view extracts from the K trial. Barbie trial that took place in 1987 and which anchored the Izieu round-up in the French memory landscape.

Discover the temporary exhibition dedicated to the first day of remembrance on 7 April 1946 at Izieu and Brégnier-Cordon in memory of the 44 children and 7 adults rounded up on 6 April 1944. This double-ceremony brought together more than 3000 people and witnessed a real surge of generosity throughout the region and beyond. 75 years later, the memorial pays tribute to all those who mobilised during the colony and after the round-up to ensure that memory is preserved and that the Maison d'Izieu becomes what it is today: a place of history, memory, education, life and the fight against all forms of discrimination.

The house is the place where the children and their educators lived. Rather than a reconstitution, the museography favours an evocation of the atmosphere of the time of the colony and their disappeared presence. The house thus sketches the daily life of the colony through letters, drawings and portraits of the children.
Duration: 50 minutes visit accompanied by a mediator, by reservation only.
Recommended for children aged 13 and over.

Beginning in 1940, the permanent exhibition presents, through numerous archival documents and digital applications, the history of the Shoah in France during the Second World War, the birth of international justice and its functioning up to the present day, as well as the construction of a memory of crimes against humanity. A space dedicated to international justice and the role of trials, in particular the K-trial. Barbie allows you to discover many video extracts.

The Maison d'Izieu, opened by Sabine and Miron Zlatin, received from May 1943 to April 1944 more than a hundred Jewish children to protect them from antisemitic persecution. On the morning of April 6, 1944, the 44 children and 7 educators who were there were rounded up and deported on the orders of K. Barbie, one of the leaders of the Gestapo in Lyon. With the exception of two teenagers and Miron Zlatin shot in Reval (now Tallinn) in Estonia, the group was deported to Auschwitz. Only one adult returned, Léa Feldblum, and all the others were gassed on arrival.
Tracked down and brought back to France by Beate and Serge Klarsfeld with the help of Fortunée Benguigui and Ita-Rosa Halaunbrenner, mothers of children rounded up in Izieu, K. Barbie is brought before French justice. With the mobilization of many witnesses, he was tried and sentenced in Lyon in 1987 for a crime against humanity.

The "Museum-Memorial of the children of Izieu" was inaugurated on 24 April 1994 by President François Mitterrand. In 2015, the Maison d'Izieu will see the creation of the Sabine and Miron Zlatin building, the overhaul of its permanent exhibition and the development of new digital devices. It is inaugurated on 6 April 2015 by President François Hollande. In addition to being a place of remembrance of the Shoah, the Maison d'Izieu intends to contribute to the defence of dignity, rights and justice, and to the fight against all forms of intolerance and racism.

Open period

Opening :
From September to June
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
Saturday from 2pm to 6pm
Sundays and public holidays from 10 am to 6 pm

From the first weekend in July and August: every day from 10am to 6.30pm.

Closing :
weekends in December, January and February, 1st May, Christmas school holidays.


Guided tour of the house by a mediator + free visit of the permanent exhibition
Normal: 10 euros
Discount*: 8 euros
Free of charge : - 10 years old

Free visit of the permanent exhibition :
Normal : 7 euros
Discount*: 5 euros
Free of charge : - 10 years old

*Reduced rate : 10-18 years old, students, members, large family card, disabled persons, job seekers, Crédit Agricole members, ANCAVSC leisure card, Gite de France 01 accommodation advantage card, on presentation of a ticket from the Nantua Museum of Resistance and Deportation.


  • Lift
  • Covered picnic area
  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Meeting room
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Private parking


  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Booking obligatory
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours
  • Spot photo

Adapted tourism

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Site, building totally accessible
  • Site, building partially accessible
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities

In addition to the reception

For people with reduced mobility : The exhibition space is fully accessible and the house is partially accessible (accessible ground floor, threshold ramps). A document presents the 1st floor of the house. Some of the corridors in the house are narrow, and can cause traffic problems depending on the size of the wheelchair. It is recommended that you come accompanied due to the presence of irregular paving stones on the access paths. The Maison d'Izieu team remains at the disposal of visitors.

Spoken languages

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Methods of payment

  • American Express
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Pass’Région
  • Online payment

70 route de Lambraz Hameau de Lélinaz 01300 Izieu Show / Hide location


Booking centre, Maison d'Izieu
  • 04 79 87 21 05
  • reservation@memorializieu.eu
  • https://www.memorializieu.eu/
Direct, Maison d'Izieu
  • http://ain-prestataire-activite.for-system.com/index.aspx?Globales/ListeIdFournisseur=2776