Suresnes, at the gates of Paris
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Cultural Heritage

Suresnes, small and charming city, at the gates of Paris has a great cultural heritage through the city. Follow the guide!

Mont-Valérien, eminent place of the National Memory

From 1941 to 1944, during the Second World War, Mont-Valérien served as a site of execution for more than 1.000 resistance fighters and hostages who were victims of the Nazi occupation. In 1960, General de Gaulle, who was President, unveiled the Memorial of the French Resistance, in memory of the heroes and martyrs of the Resistance.



You will be able to discover the permanent exhibition "Resistance and Repression 1940-1944", the Chapel, the Monument of those executed and the clearing.


There is an additional exhibition room located in the crypt of the memorial which explains how this memorial site was created following the whishes of de Gaulle.


Finally, there is an information center which offers archive films about the history of Mont-Valérien since WWII and provides visitors with interactive touch screens showing the lives and stories of those executed.



Opening times

Free visits every day except Monday.

  • From 1st March to 30th June, then from 1st September to 31st October: 9.30am, 11am, 2.30pm, 4pm.
  • From 1st July to 31st August, then from 1st November to 28th february: 10am, 3pm.

Booking is necessary for groups of over 10 people.                                                           

Contact details

+33 (0)1 47 28 46 35

How to get there

Avenue du Professeur Léon Bernard

  • SNCF train: from Paris Saint-Lazare station or La Défense, stop at Suresnes Mont Valérien.
  • Bus: 160, 241, 360 (stop at Cluseret Hôpital Foch), 563.
  • By car: from Pont de Suresnes, follow the blue signs: Memorial.

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