Presentation of the museum
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 permanent exposition
The objects and personal documents in the permanent collection were mainly donated by the Compagnons de la Libération themselves or by their families. They bear witness to the commitment and trials they endured, and retrace the history of Free France from 1940 to 1945.
The permanent exhibition presents the journey of the Compagnons through 3 main areas:
While many of the items are exceptional in terms of their extreme rarity, they are also exceptional in terms of the personalities to which they belong.
On display are the outfits of Jean Moulin and future Marshal Leclerc, pennants taken from the enemy on the battlefields of Africa and Europe, the weapons, badges and emblems of the Compagnons de la Libération, the first naval flags of Free France, original drawings made in concentration camps, tracts, newspapers and clandestine transmitters.
To prepare for your visit, discover the museum's collections through an interactive video.
Select a video to learn more about the Ordre de la Libération and its museum. Learn more about General de Gaulle, Free France, the French Resistance, the Deportation and the emblematic objects on display throughout the museum.