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About : Mont-Valérien memorial

The Mont-Valérien memorial was the main place of execution by the German army on French territory during World War II.

These men, murdered because they were resistance fighters condemned to death or hostages, Jews and Communists, are all reminders of our history which naturally made this site a Mecca of national memory.

After the war, the site was chosen by General de Gaulle to honor the memory of the Dead for France from 1939 to 1945; he inaugurated the memorial of fighting France there on June 18, 1960. Inside the site, the “Remembrance Trail” allows you to follow the path of those who were about to be shot: from the chapel, the walls of which still keep traces of graffiti engraved by convicts, in the clearing of the executed.

The discovery of the Mont-Valérien memorial allows us to better understand what the German repression was, the French collaboration, and what was the journey of those "who loved life to death.

Historic site and monument

Avenue du Professeur Léon Bernard 92150 Suresnes France

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Every day throughout the year between 9.30 am and 4 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on 18/06, January 1st, May 1st, August 15th, November 1st and December 25th.

Period: Autumn, Summer, Winter, Spring


Free of charge. Guided tour exclusively. Mandatory booking.

Reception of persons with disabilities

Adapted tourism : Hearing disability, Mental disability, Visual disability, Not accessible in a wheelchair

Clarifications : Hearing disability
Mental disability
Visual disability
Not accessible in a wheelchair

Accessibility Disability


Spoken languages : French

Services : Educational visits , Tour free of charge , Guided tours

Equipments : Entertainments room , Film room

Client and group

Publics : Accueil de groupes scolaires , Cycle 2 : école élémentaire (CP, CE1, CE2) , Cycle 4 : collège (5ème , 4ème , 3ème) , Lycée , Enseignement supérieur , Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2) , Cycle 3: college (6th)


RER A / La Defense station or metro line 1 up to La Defense, and then bus no. 360: ‘Le Mont Valerien’ or ‘Hopital Foch - Cluseret’ bus stops.


A moving visit at the Mont-Valérien

A moving visit at the Mont-Valérien

This Sunday morning, I decided to go to the Mont-Valérien Fortress.