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Camp des Milles - self visit of the permanent exhibition

Cultural, Guided tour, Historic in Aix-en-Provence

  • A one of kind museum to grasp history and act now to fight intolerance.

  • 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...
    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.

    ➜ Duration: 1h to 2h
    ➜ Pets are forbidden.

    ➜ Booking at the information desk or on the website of the Tourist Office.
  • Spoken languages

    • English
Services
  • Accessibility

    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
Rates

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • From January 1, 2022 to December 30, 2022
  • Reduced price
    7.50 €

    • Senior + 65s; young 9/18s, students under 25s, and disabled people

  • Adult
    9.50 €
  • Audioguide: 3.50 €
    Free for City Pass Aix-en-Provence owner
    ​Free for veterans & journalists
Schedules
  • From January 1, 2022
    until December 30, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • last entrance at 5.30pm
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