- Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
A statue of General Charles de Gaulle stands near the Champs Elysées in Paris, France. During the Second World War, the German forces in Paris surrendered on August 25, 1944. The next day de Gaulle paraded on the Champs-Elysées.
The Museum of the Order of the Liberation in Paris documents the history of the Free French Forces, the government-in-exile led by General Charles de Gaulle during WWII. The permanent exhibition presents more than 2,000 pieces retracing the journey of the Companions. The exhibit features three galleries: Free France, The Inner Resistance, and The Deportation.
The Army Museum in Paris, created in 1905, is one of the biggest museums of military art and history in the world. Its Contemporary Department retraces the story of the French Army from the period 1871 to 1945 and thus covers both World Wars. The Army Museum encompasses the Historial Charles de Gaulle and the Museum of the Order of the Liberation.
The Charles de Gaulle Historial presents the story of a man whose life is closely linked to the liberation of France. The museum uses high-tech multimedia equipment to unfold the career path of the general and help visitors understand the extent of Charles de Gaulle’s stamp on the history of France.
Presented at the Museum of the Battle of Normandy in Bayeux, this temporary exhibition retraces the journey of General De Gaulle during the Second World War.
From the 1st of June 2019, the fates of Eisenhower and De Gaulle will be presented through an exhibition at the Perpignan corridor in Paris Army Museum. This exhibition was developed out of a partnership between the Army Museum, the Charles de Gaulle Foundation and the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
Dressed with a 1940s’ outfit or not, take part in a life-size parade with military and civilian vehicles of the time and walk in the footsteps of General Leclerc’s 2nd Armoured Division which entered Paris on August 25, 1944!
For the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris, the Musée de la Libération de Paris – Musée du Général Leclerc – Musée Jean Moulin will move into its new location at the historic Pavilions at Place Denfert-Rochereau.
In the desperate days of June 1940 captain Philippe de Hauteclocque made his way to London and adopted the war-name of “Leclerc”. As a great tactician and outstanding leader, he enjoyed a blistering career. His name and that of his 2nd Armored Division are associated with the liberation of Paris in August 1944.