Vabre Resistance Museum

35 petites juives ayant séjourné à Renne, près de Vabre, en 1942, avant de partir pour les Etats-Unis via la Suisse. Source : Photo d'archive de l'Amicale des Maquis de Vabre

Authentic documents bear witness to the existence and organisation of a fighting Resistance unit during the Second World War.

The Vabre Resistance Museum in the Tarn bears witness, through the exhibition of authentic documents, to the existence and organisation of a fighting Resistance unit during the Second World War. Vabre, a small mountain town in the Tarn department's northern end, is at the centre of a hollow relief following the narrow gorge formed by rivers in the Castres highlands. The Resistance and the Maquis were in their element there. The Vabre Resistance Museum displays weapons, objects, photographs and testimonials showing the daily life of the maquis, which was made up of Jews and former members of the French Protestant boy scout movement. Its leading figures were Pol-Roux (Guy de Rouville) and Robert Gamzon.

The museum's main themes include weapons, correspondence, intelligence, daily life (food supplies, accounting and weddings), propaganda, sabotage and the maquis' members (Pasteur Cadier, Marcel Guy, Marcel Doret, etc.).
Amicale des Maquis de Vabre Maison de la montagne 81330 Vabre Phone: +33 (0)5.63.50.40.50 Fax: +33 (0)5.63.50.41.33 Tourist Office Rue Vieille 81330 Vabre Phone: +33 (0)5.63.50.48.75 E-Mail: sivabre@voila.fr Opening times The museum is open four days a week by appointment in July and August

  • Paroles à chanter sur l'air de J'ai deux amours, de Joséphine Baker sur Abel Bonnard, vieil académicien aux moeurs douteuses, nouvellement promu ministre de la jeunesse du cabinet Pierre Laval. Source : Photo d'archive de l'Amicale des Maquis de Vabre

  • Message de Pierre IV à Paul Roux. Source : Photo d'archive de l'Amicale des Maquis de Vabre

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    Practical information

    Address

    81330
    Vabre
    Amicale des Maquis de VabreMaison de la montagne

    Weekly opening hours

    Ouvert quatre jours par semaine sur rendez-vous en juillet-août

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