A place of life that has become a place of national remembrance, the Maison d'Izieu, a museum and memorial, offers visitors the opportunity to discover history, justice and remembrance today through guided tours of the house and its permanent and temporary exhibitions.
Its history in a few words...
In this house opened by Sabine and Miron Zlatin, more than a hundred Jewish children were taken in from May 1943 to April 1944 in order to escape from anti-Semitic persecution. On the morning of 6 April 1944, the 44 children and the 7 teachers who were there were rounded up and deported on the orders of K. Barbie, one of the heads of the Gestapo in Lyon. Only Léa Feldblum returned from Auschwitz.
Hunted down and brought back to France by Beate and Serge Klarsfeld with the help of Fortunée Benguigui and Ita-Rosa Halaunbrenner, mothers of children rounded up at Izieu, K. Barbie was brought before the French justice system. With the mobilisation of numerous witnesses, he was tried and sentenced in Lyon in 1987 for crimes against humanity.
The "Musée-Mémorial des enfants d'Izieu" was inaugurated on 24 April 1994 by President François Mitterrand. In 2015, the Maison d'Izieu saw the creation of the Sabine and Miron Zlatin building, the redesign of its permanent exhibition and the development of new digital devices. It was inaugurated on 6 April 2015 by President François Hollande.
The Maison d'Izieu today
Today, the Maison d'Izieu is a place of welcome and vigilance which aims to deliver, through the memory of the children and educators of the Colonie d'Izieu, a universal message and act against all forms of intolerance and racism.
The Maison d'Izieu is both a place of national remembrance and a museum where you will find numerous accessible contents on the history, justice and construction of the memory of Izieu. The house, a place of remembrance where the children and their educators lived, collects the children's letters and drawings and their portraits. The museum has a permanent exhibition with a number of interactive exhibits that allow visitors to learn about the families and children of the Colony, the K. Barbie trial, crimes against humanity, and the history of Izieu. Barbie trial and crimes against humanity around the world. The Maison d'Izieu regularly hosts temporary exhibitions.
What to do?
Throughout the year, the Maison d'Izieu offers guided tours of the house by a mediator, workshop-visits for children during school holidays, individual visits to the permanent exhibition enriched with new historical content thanks to the work of its Documentation and Research Centre, as well as a cultural programme that welcomes artists, authors and citizen debates. The Maison d'Izieu invites you to discover its permanent exhibition on the history of the Shoah in France during the Second World War, international justice and the construction of memory. With the help of interactive tables, follow in the footsteps of the families and children of the Izieu colony, crimes against humanity and watch extracts from the K. Barbie trial held in Paris. Barbie trial held in 1987, which definitively anchored the Izieu roundup in the French memory landscape.
An immersive experience to discover
Installed in the third part of the permanent exhibition, Les lueurs d'Izieu is a poetic and immersive 180-degree experience combining augmented reality and light painting. Far from a historical reconstruction, the three 5-minute episodes allow visitors to discover a part of the history of life at the Colonie d'Izieu in a poetic way:
The classroom reconstructed by the story of the teacher Gabrielle Perrier.
Miron's office is devoted to the organisation of daily life at the colony.
The front of the House invites the visitor to discover the history of the round-up.
An immersive experience created by Robin Shuffield and illuminated by Jadikan. This experience is included in the price of a ticket for a visit to the Maison d'Izieu.
A Zorn Production International - Odoxo - Maison d'Izieu - Pictanovo production. With the support of the Ministry of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, the Ministry of the Armed Forces, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, the Centre national de la Cinématographie and the Fondation Solidarités by Crédit agricole Centre-Est.
Preferential booking for adult groups on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
Workshop-visit for 8-13 year olds on Wednesdays during the school holidays in zone A and during the summer on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
More information and reservations at www.memorializieu.eu
February to October :
October/ February/ March/ April/ May :
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
Closed on Saturday
June/ September :
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
July/ August :
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00
November, December, January: groups only by reservation during the week, closed to individual visitors.
Whole site" ticket: full price €12 - reduced price €10
Exhibition only" ticket: full price €9 - reduced price €7
Free for children under 10, accompanying guides, drivers and teachers. Group rate from 20 people.
Guided tour of the house on reservation only in the ticket for the whole site.
Reduced rates on presentation of proof at the ticket office for 10-18 year olds, students, members, disabled persons, job seekers, holders of the ANCAVSC leisure card, Ain tourism professional card, Crédit Agricole Centre-est members, Gite de France 01 accommodation advantage card, on presentation of a Nantua Resistance and Deportation Museum ticket.
- Picnic area
- Covered picnic area
- Public WC
- Air conditioning
- Exhibition space
- Car park
- Meeting room
- Coach parking
- Private parking
- Educational visits
- Coach access
- Motorhomes allowed
- Booking obligatory
- Themed tour
- Set down on-site for groups
- Permanent entertainments organiser
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Booking of general amenities
- Guided tours
- Spot photo
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
- Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
- Site, building totally accessible
- Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
- Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
In addition to the reception
-Reservations are recommended for individuals. Ticket sales end 30 minutes before the memorial closes. Tickets are valid for the whole day. -Reservations required for groups. -Bookshop -Picnic allowed in the orchard. No catering on site. For people with reduced mobility: The exhibition area is fully accessible and the house is partially accessible (accessible ground floor, threshold ramps). A document presents the first floor of the house. Some of the corridors in the house are narrow and may cause problems of circulation depending on the size of the wheelchair. It is recommended to come accompanied because of the uneven paving stones on the access paths. The Maison d'Izieu team remains at the disposal of visitors.
Methods of payment
- American Express
- Bank/credit card
- Travellers Cheque
- Online payment
70 route de Lambraz Hameau de Lélinaz 01300 Izieu Show / Hide location
Direct, Maison d'Izieu
- 04 79 87 21 05
Booking centre, Maison d'Izieu