Educational remembrance tourism
Numbers of visitors to remembrance sites of contemporary conflicts in metropolitan France: view the key figures for 2018
French remembrance sites attracted nearly 14 million visitors in 2018, including one third foreign tourists and over a million school visitors. This trend is a testament to the importance of remembrance tourism to defence education. Nearly all the educational projects supported by the Directorate for Heritage, Remembrance and Archives (DPMA) now include a visit to a remembrance site in France or abroad.
This demonstrates the civic and educational dimension of remembrance tourism.
To help teachers plan their school trips, the DPMA has put together a list of the educational offerings of over 200 remembrance sites in France (workshops, exhibitions, guided tours).