La Doua Cemetery - Villeurbanne
La Nécropole de la Doua (French National Cemetery). Source: Photo: DMPA Richard Monléon
La Doua Cemetery was inaugurated in 1954.
La Doua French National Cemetery was inaugurated in 1954. This site honours the memory of French military casualties, Commonwealth war casualties and other Allied soldiers killed during the wars of 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
La Doua was also an important site in the history of the French Resistance. During the Second World War, a number of Resistance members held at Montluc prison for resistance crimes were executed here. A plaque affixed to the "Mur des fusillés" (Execution Wall) commemorates the memory of the sacrifices made by 78 patriots shot by the Germans during the occupation , near the hill at the centre of the cemetery. The site also contains the burial places of soldiers from contingents killed in Indochina, Algeria and Lebanon.
Nécropole Nationale de la Doua (La Doua National Cemetery)
30, avenue Albert-Einstein 69100 Villeurbanne
Tel (mobile): +33 (0)6 70 64 00 53
Take the ringroad in east Lyon (Boulevard Laurent Bonnevay) and exit at Villeurbanne-Croix Luizet
T1 tram, IUT Feyssine stop
10.00 am to 6.00 pm
For more information visit the website: www.memorial-genweb.org
30 avenue Albert-Einstein 69100
Open all year from 10 am to 6 pm