Memorial to the Resistance and Deportation in Loire

Museum-Memorial room. Source: Saint-Etienne Tourist Information Office


The memorial upholds the memory of the resistance fighters and deportees from Saint-Etienne during the Second World War.


Inaugurated in 1999, the Memorial is dedicated to the Second World War and, in particular, the resistance movement and the deportation to the Nazi concentration and extermination camps.


There is an emphasis on the local nature of events. Two permanent exhibitions present the resistance movement in the region and the Nazi concentration camp system. Themed exhibitions feature the bombings, passive defence, daily life and other special themes.

Taking a historical journey through diverse photographic documents, testimonials, summary texts, newspapers, the clothing of deportees, arms and a model of Buchenwald concentration camps, visitors will understand the horrors of the Nazi camps and the reality of the Resistance in Loire: the Wodli, Le Boussoulet , 93 and Espoir maquis, the Ange group, etc.; as well as the bombing of the town on 26 May 1944.


Educational events:

  • Saint-Etienne under occupation: rationing, the fate of the Jews, passive defence, bombing;

  • The Nazi concentration camps;

  • Resistance in the Department. The Memorial is a meeting point for the generation who survived the events of the Second World War and today's generations.


A documentation centre allows visitors to consult magazines, books and CD-Roms on the Second World War, the Resistance and deportation.


Memorial to the Resistance and Deportation

9 Rue du Théâtre 42000 Saint-Etienne




Opening times

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 2-6 p.m.

Open on Saturdays for groups only (reservation required)

Annual holidays: Christmas holidays and 14 July to 15 August



Become a member of the association from €10 a year

Admission to the Memorial: €2, free for school visitors

Free educational activities


Getting there:

  • By train: Lyon to Saint-Etienne line, Châteaucreux station.

  • Public transport: Line 4 (Hôpital Nord - Solaure), Line 5 (Châteaucreux - Bellevue - Terrasse) – stops: Peuple Foy or Peuple Libération.


Memorial to the Resistance and Deportation of the Loire



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    Practical information


    9 Rue du Théâtre 42000


    2 € Gratuite pour les publics scolaires. Activités pédagogiques gratuites.

    Weekly opening hours

    Lundi au vendredi: de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 18h. Ouvert le samedi pour les groupes sur réservation

    Fermetures annuelles

    Fermé pour les vacances de Noël, le 14 juillet et le 15 août