Receiving the public
• Open visit
Individual visitors may take a self-guided tour of the Maison d’Izieu.
Two hours and 30 minutes are necessary to see the entire site, including the permanent and temporary exhibitions and the video projections.
Audio guide free of charge
2 hours audio commentaries in English to understand what was the Maison d’Izieu and what happened to Jewish children in France during World War II.
Tour in English possible by appointment :
• Accompanied visit (1h15, not including video projections)
The guided tour presents a general overview of the home’s history, moving between the Barn and the House. It is based on the permanent exhibition and provides additional historical information.
Guided tours in french, at 3 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and during public and school holidays. At 11 am and 3 pm every day during July and August. Go to the entry desk 15 minutes before the visit is to begin.
• Visit for families with children (1h30, not including video projections)
This visit is aimed at helping children (accompanied by their parents, minimum age of 8) understand what it meant to be a Jewish child in France during the Second World War, during a period of exclusion and persecution. It uses a booklet to encourage the children and their parents to participate actively in the experience. At the end of the tour, the visitors exchange with the guide and produce a text or drawing.
At 2 pm on Wednesdays during school holidays, except Christmas holidays. Reservation recommended.
• Children’s booklet
This booklet enables children aged 8 to 14 to explore the Memorial at their own pace. Through games, questions and thought-provoking topics, young visitors move through the exhibition in the Barn and the House by following the story of the Halaubrenner family, in particular Mina and Claudine Halaubrenner, who were arrested during the Izieu raid. Adults accompanying young visitors can help them fill out the booklet, during or after the visit.
• Museum pass for Maison d’Izieu / Musée d’Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l’Ain et du Haut-Jura
Individual visitors to the Maison d’Izieu and the Musée d’Histoire de la Résistance de l’Ain et du Haut-Jura [Ain departmental museum of the French Resistance and the deportation] are encouraged to explore the varied aspects of Second World War history in the Ain Department. With the purchase of each individual ticket in one of these two museums, visitors receive a pass for one free admission to the other museum over the course of the year.
Maison d’Izieu tickets give access to the entire site, the video projections, the accompanied visit and the children’s booklet. They remain valid throughout the day.
- Full rate: 7 euros
- Children 10 and older, unemployment recipients, students, retired persons, large families and members: 3.50 euros
- Deportees, children under 10 with their families: free