Self-guided tour

The admission ticket allows you to freely visit both buildings: the house and the permanent exhibition.

It is recommended to allow at least two and a half hours to see the entire site. To fully enjoy the permanent exhibition, the Maison d’Izieu offers an annual Pass that means you can come back as many times as you like for 13 months.

Booklets for children aged 8 to 13 are available at the reception so that they can discover the memorial at their own pace. With games, questions and things to think about, the young visitors can go round the exhibition and the house by following in the Halaunbrenner family’s footsteps, whose granddaughters, Mina and Claudine, were arrested at the Izieu children’s camp. Their parents/guardians are invited to help them complete this booklet, either during or after the tour. From the age of 14, a booklet dedicated to the K. Barbie trial is provided as part of the tour.

Ticket sales stop 30 minutes before the memorial closes.

Recommended time to complete the tour: 2hrs 30mins

 

Guided tours

Tour of the house

The Maison d’Izieu’s tour guides will accompany you on a tour of the house, a place of remembrance with a collection of all the children’s letters and drawings. They will introduce you to the history of the Izieu children’s home, how they ended up being cared for by Sabine and Miron Zlatin, their daily life at the home and the roundup on 6 April 1944.

Duration: 45 minutes.

 

Opening times:
In July and August, every day: at 11am, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.
From September to November and from March to June: at 2:30pm and 3.30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.

 

“Justice and Remembrance: The K. Barbie Trial” Tour

First trialled for crimes against humanity in France in 1987, the K. Barbie trial marks a turning point in the remembrance of the children of the Izieu home and the Shoah in France.

The tour offers you the opportunity to discover the fight for justice and remembrance, the roundup of Izieu as the central point of the trial and the various people involved.

Duration: 45 minutes.

 

Opening times:
In July and August, every day: at 4.30pm
From September to November and from March to June: Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: at 4.30pm.

 

Workshop-tour for children and their families

This workshop-visit is designed for children aged 8 to 13, who are accompanied by their parents, and is adapted to the children’s age so they can walk in the footsteps of Jewish children and their families during the Second World War. The first part is a 45-minute workshop and the second part is a tour of the house, a place of remembrance with a collection of all the children’s letters and drawings.

Duration: 1hr 30mins

Day and opening hours:
In July and August: every Wednesday at 3:30pm.

Booking recommended (workshop-tour limited to a maximum of 20 children).

 

Tour in a foreign language

To discover the history behind the Izieu children’s home and to learn more about the history and its effects on us today, the Maison d’Izieu offers audio-guides for visitors in English, German, Spanish and Italian.

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