Lyon during the Resistance
Tours and workshops
Last updated date : 15/06/2022
Jean Moulin and the Armée des Ombres (Army of Shadows).
Thanks to its strategic geographical location, on the edge of the Demarcation line, Lyon became the centre of the largest region of the Resistance. It lived under the Vichy regime between two German occupations.
What was Jean Moulin’s role? Who were the main figures of the various movements? What were the different forms of resistance, which involved elected representatives, members of the army, the press and clandestine printing works, as well as intellectuals and religious movements? You will learn the answers to all these questions.
The situation of Jews in Lyon is discussed with the roundups that took place on Rue Sainte-Catherine and the surrounding area, anti-Jewish laws and the role of the militia.
What were the daily lives of the city’s residents like during the war, with food rations, curfews, secrecy and denunciations?
This fascinating tour, which takes a look back at anonymous and famous heroes, ends on the banks of the Saône, by the law courts where Klaus Barbie faced trial.
devant la fontaine Bartholdi - 69001 Lyon 1er
Adult: 13 €.
Free entry for children < 8 years.
Free with Lyon City Card.
All year round, daily except on January 1st and December 25th.
I go by alternative transportation
Metro A > Hôtel de Ville - Louis Pradel
This visit is included in the Lyon City Card!
The essential tourist and cultural pass to make the most of your stay in Lyon!