- Starts: 16/07/2019 12:00 am
- Ends: 29/09/2019 12:00 am
Free open-air exhibition!
This photographic exhibition, which serves as a tribute to the speech pronounced by General de Gaulle on August 25, 1944 at Paris City Hall, is divided into three parts:
–“Insurgent Paris” returns, district by district, on the mobilisation of Parisians to build barricades throughout the city;
–“Paris released” shows the arrival of General Leclerc’s 2nd DB in Paris on August 25, under the cheers of the crowd;
–“Paris found” features photographs of the parade held on August 26, scenes of popular jubilation and the “Unes” of free newspapers which were again published.
The liberation of Paris didn’t have Allied priority, but an uprising of the population against the Germans on 19 August made it necessary. Thus the 2nd French Armoured Division was sent to Paris and entered the city on 24 August. On 26 August a huge triumphal parade was held on the Champs-Élysées.
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.
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.