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).

Plan your trip and organise your visit now, by consulting the remembrance site brochures and educational offering


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