Musée de l'ordre de la Libération

Exhibition of the collections

The Museum of the Order of Liberation is dedicated to the order founded by General de Gaulle during World War II and to the Companions of the Order of Liberation. Its collections retrace the journey of Free French and Internal Resistance fighters and those who were deported for resisting Nazi oppression. Recently renovated, the museum presents over 2,000 pieces illustrating Companions’ journeys in a 1,200-m2 space.

The personal documents and artefacts that make up the permanent collection were mostly donated by the Companions of the Liberation themselves or by their families. They testify to the commitment and ordeals experienced and retrace the history of Free France from 1940 to 1945.

The permanent exhibition presents the Companions’ journeys in three main sections:

Free France

Internal Resistance

Deportation

While many of the pieces are highly exceptional due to their rarity, they are also special because of the people they belonged to.

Of note amongst the pieces on display are items of clothing that belonged to Jean Moulin and Commandant – later Marshal – Leclerc, pennants taken from the enemy on the battlefields of Africa and Europe, weapons, insignia and emblems of the Companions of the Liberation, the first Free France naval flags, original drawings produced in concentration camps, tracts, newspapers and clandestine radio transmitters.

Pour préparer votre visite, découvrez les collections du musée à travers une vidéo interactive.

Choisissez une capsule vidéo pour comprendre ce qu’est l’Ordre de la Libération et son musée. Approfondissez votre parcours à travers ses thématiques : le général de Gaulle, la France libre, la Résistance intérieure, la Déportation et des objets emblématiques présentés dans les espaces du musée.

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