A bit of history during your visit: local Holocaust Memorials
History buffs and everyday visitors alike should not miss the local Holocaust Memorials. These sobering tributes to the past are worth visiting during your stay at the Elysée Val d’Europe hotel.
Paris Holocaust Memorial
This memorial to the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people and others opened in 2005. Since then, visitors can pay their respects at two points:
- A museum about Jewish history during World War II, focusing on the Holocaust
- The Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center (CJDC)
Paris Holocaust Memorial: visitor information
Open every day but Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM (and until 10 PM on Thursdays), the Parisian Memorial is located at 17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier in Paris’ 4th arrondissement. On public transportation, it will take about 50 minutes from our hotel. Take the RER A towards Paris, and then ride the metro line 1 to the Saint-Paul station.
Drancy Holocaust Memorial
This annex to the Paris memorial opened in 2012, and stands across from the former internment camp at La Muette. The center is home to temporary exhibits going beyond the Jewish genocide. For example, through November 2019 it will features details about the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda.
Drancy Holocaust Memorial: visitor information
The Drancy memorial is located at 114 avenue Jean Jaurès in Drancy (93700). To get there:
- Take the A4 highway (40 minutes)
- Take the RER A, RER E, and bus 143 (1 hour 15 minutes)
The memorial is open every day but Friday and Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that the Drancy Memorial is closed in August.