Planning your visit

Planning your visit to the Shoah Memorial

THE SHOAH MEMORIAL
17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
75004 Paris

OPENING TIMES

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Saturday and until 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Closed 1 January, 1 May, 14 July, 15 August, 25 December and 2 April 2018
Closed on certain days during Jewish holidays : 21 and 22 September, 5 and 12 October 2017, 6 April and 20 May 2018

ACCESS

Bus : 67, 69, 76, 96, Balabus
Metro : Line 1 : Saint-Paul or Hôtel-de-Ville ou Line 7 : Pont-Marie
Underground car parks : Pont Marie (48 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville), Paris 4th Baudoyer (place Baudoyer), Paris 4e Lobau (rue Lobau)

Accessible to people with disabilities

PRICES

The museum, permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions are free.

Guided tours :

Individuals : 
Free guided tour of the Memorial and the permanent exhibition every Sunday at 3 p.m. (around 90 minutes). The tour is in English every second Sunday of the month. No prior booking required.
Information: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 86

Audioguides are available in French, English and Spanish.
Rental fee : 5€ (valid id required for deposit)

Groups :
Non-school groups
 : €75/booking required
School groups : €49/ booking required. Free for Ile-de-France high school students in the framework of a partnership with the Ile-de-France Regional Council.

Certain auditorium events (films, panel discussions, etc.)
Full price
: €5/reduced price: €3 (unless otherwise noted)
Young people under 26, students, visitors over 60, jobseekers (proof required) are eligible for the reduced price.

Tickets may be purchased at the Memorial or online.

Children’s workshops : €6 (in french). Find out more

Adults’ workshops : €6 (in french)/see special price for a series

information

Reception

Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72 (receptionist and voice server)
E-mail: contact@memorialdelashoah.org

The Documentation Center

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Saturday and until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
E-mails :
archives@memorialdelashoah.org
phototheque@memorialdelashoah.org

bibliotheque@memorialdelashoah.org

The Room of Names

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, preferably by appointment.
Tel.: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72
E-mail: noms@memorialdelashoah.org

The multimedia learning center

Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday
MLC documents may be consulted on Sunday at the Shoah Memorial documentation centre after prior reservation.
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 03
E-mail: cem@memorialdelashoah.org

Bookshop

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day except Saturday and until 7:30 p.m. on Thursday
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 01
E-mail: librairie@memorialdelashoah.org

booking

Group visits

Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 26
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday
E-mail: education@memorialdelashoah.org

Schools

Education Department–Edmond J. Safra Institut pédagogique
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 26
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday
E-mail: education@memorialdelashoah.org
It is advisable to book at least two months before the tour. To visit the Memorial without a guide, please book at least three weeks in advance.

Teachers and professionals

Training department
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 54
E-mail: formations@memorialdelashoah.org

Services

Accessible to people with disabilities
Cloakroom
Bookshop-coffee break
Group tours

VISITING THE MEMORIAL WITH CHILDREN

Children may find some texts and images involving the history of the Holocaust quite upsetting. The Memorial offers young visitors between the ages of 8 and 12 a route through the permanent exhibition suitable to their level and sensitivity.

A special booklet (in french) with questions calling on children to use their reasoning steers them away from the most shocking images. Markers orient them towards the most suitable materials, such as photographs, recorded testimonies and film clips. During and after the visit, parents or adults accompanying children are asked to help them fill out the booklet. The last page has been left purposely blank for the children to make drawings or write down their thoughts. The page may be exhibited at the Memorial.

Planning a visit with children

The Memorial offers various resources to help parents and educators plan a visit with children.  The first thing they will see before entering the building is the forecourt with a bronze cylinder bearing the names of the Warsaw Ghetto and of several camps, and the Wall of Names of Jews deported from France.

•    Children can find the descriptions and meanings of these places before their visit on the Memorial’s website (link to the Places of Remembrance page).

•    “Sarah’s Attic”, another helpful website, introduces children to the history of the Holocaust. It was designed for primary school pupils, especially between the ages of 8 and 12.

•    The “Sarah’s Attic” archival materials can be downloaded to start discussions with children before and after their visit.

VISITING WITH GUIDIGO

Visitors’ routes developed by the Shoah Memorial can be downloaded from the Guidigo app (in french) :

  • Le Mémorial de la Shoah à Paris : The Shoah Memorial in Paris: visit the Shoah Memorial located at 17 de la rue Geoffroy-l’Asnier in the fourth arrondissement of Paris.
  • Les Judéo-Espagnols dans le XIe arrondissement de Paris : The Sephardic Jews in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. This visit introduces you to the history of the neighborhood where Sephardic Jews lived in the 20th century.
  • Le quartier du Marais : The Marais quarter: This visit proposes a walk in the footsteps of Jewish life in the Marais quarter of Paris, nicknamed “Pletzl”, Yiddish for “small square”. It features a selection of places bearing the stamp of Jewish life, which has thrived in this neighborhood for nearly seven centuries.

 

The Shoah Memorial is a member of the Marais Culture + network and of the Network of Places of Remembrance of the Holocaust in France.