Deportation Memorial or the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation
Have you visited the Mèmorial des Martyrs de la Deportation on Île de la Cité, Paris?
While you may be aware of the numberous big name and famous sites of Île de la Cité, Paris, did you also know it is home to the lesser known but also important Deportation Memorial? This Memorial commemorates the 200,000 French citizens that died in Nazi concentration camps. Can you believe it – 200,000? If you’ve missed this memorial or didn’t even know about it, don’t be too hard on yourself – it is not always included in walking guides or widely advertised like its other big name island sites such as Notre Dame, Sainte-Chapelle, Marché aux fleurs, Conciergerie and two of my favourite places in Paris, Place Dauphine and Square du Vert Galant.