Title in french : Site-Mémorial du Camp des Milles
Type : historic
City : Aix-en-Provence
The Camp des Milles is the only major French internment camp and deportation still intact and accessible to the public.
By 1939, this former tile factory has indeed served, under French authority, to imprison and deport hundreds of artists and intellectuals. Then will come the Jewish families interned before being sent to Auschwitz.
Very far from the image of the extermination camps and their morbid aspect, this memorial site will enable you to understand the mechanisms of the worst, but also to discover the actions of resistance that took place.
Relive the rise of Nazism and admire the murals symbols of struggle.
You will learn how to life was organized in the camp and how to recognize the first signs of ongoing genocide.
When buying your ticket, you will certainly have the opportunity of a guided tour. This experience can be exciting because you will be supported by a team member, who usually do not work here by chance.
However, you may also like to come back in solo to review only certain parts or enjoy temporary exhibitions.