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Visits to the Maison d'Izieu
Cultural

Visits to the Maison d'Izieu

A place of life that has become a place of national remembrance, the Maison d'Izieu offers visitors the opportunity to discover history and justice during guided tours of the house, by visiting its permanent and temporary exhibitions and numerous digital contents.

VISIT THE HOUSE OF IZIEU
In this house opened by Sabine and Miron Zlatin, more than a hundred Jewish children were taken in from May 1943 to April 1944 in order to escape from anti-Semitic persecution. On the morning of 6 April 1944, the 44 children and the 7 educators who were there were rounded up and deported on the orders of K. Barbie, one of the heads of the Gestapo in Lyon. Only Léa Feldblum returned from Auschwitz.
Its environment, its history, the tragedy that made it known, the people who were and still are committed to keeping the values of the Republic alive make the strength of this place of singular beauty.

THE VISITING AREAS :
1/ The house
The house contains letters, drawings and portraits of the children and adults of the Colony. It can only be visited accompanied by a mediator.
NEW: At the end of the visit to the house, discover the animated film made from the drawings of the children of the Colony: La lanterne magique des enfants d'Izieu.

2/ The permanent exhibition
The permanent exhibition is divided into three themes: history, justice and memory. It includes a number of interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn about the families and children of the Colony, the K. Barbie trial, the crimes against humanity and the history of Izieu. Barbie trial, and crimes against humanity in the world.

NEW: an immersive experience entitled "Les lueurs d'Izieu" combining augmented reality and lightpainting allows visitors to discover, in three 5-minute episodes, a part of daily life at the Colonie d'Izieu.

3/ Temporary exhibitions of the moment:
> Until July 6: "Colours of carefree living, words and images of the children of the Maison d'Izieu, in the collections of the BnF".
For the first time since 1944, twenty-two original letters and drawings by the children return to their place of creation. These documents have been kept at the Bibliothèque nationale de France since 1993.

> From July 9 to September 30: "Georgy, letters and photos at the Maison d'Izieu, in the Serge and Beate Klarsfeld archives".

> Until 28 August: "Gurs 1940, expulsion and murder of the Jewish population of south-west Germany". Franco-German open-air exhibition

VISIT FORMATS :
1/ Classic ticket: guided tour of the house by reservation + individual visit of the permanent and temporary exhibitions
> Price: normal 12 euros / reduced 10 euros / free for under 10s

2/ Thematic ticket "History of 2 children": guided tour of the house on the history of two children of the Colony + individual visit of the permanent and temporary exhibitions
> Price: normal 12 euros / reduced 10 euros / free for under 10s

3/ Exhibition only ticket: individual visit of the permanent and temporary exhibitions
> Price: normal 9 euros / reduced 7 euros / free for under 10s

4/ Other formulas :
- Workshop-visit for 8-13 year olds on Wednesdays in Zone A; Wednesdays and Thursdays in July/August.
- Guided tour in English every Monday at 12 pm in July/August from 18 July. On request at the reception desk: visit of the permanent exhibition with audioguide FR, EN, DE, IT, ES.
- Groups on reservation.

Open period

From 15 February to 15 November, details of opening times on the website.

Prices

- Full price: from €9 to €12
- Reduced rate: from €7 to €10

Details of the rates and tour packages on the website: www.memorializieu.eu

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
Maison d'Izieu
70 route de Lambraz 01300 Izieu Show / Hide location

Booking

Direct, Réservation