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August 1944: the Liberation of Paris in pictures

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.

August 1944: the Liberation of Paris in pictures

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