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


Getting there:

  • Take the ringroad in east Lyon (Boulevard Laurent Bonnevay) and exit at Villeurbanne-Croix Luizet

  • T1 tram, IUT Feyssine stop


Opening times:

10.00 am to 6.00 pm


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Practical information


30 avenue Albert-Einstein 69100


Free admission

Weekly opening hours

Open all year from 10 am to 6 pm