The history of Maillé

On August 25, 1944, 124 inhabitants of the village of Maillé (Indre-et-Loire) were massacred by German soldiers and the town was set on fire before being bombarded by an artillery piece. After the tragedy, the village is rebuilt, and little by little, Maillé’s story fades into oblivion.

The story of the massacre Forgotten for 50 years

The history of Maillé

Visiting the Maison du Souvenir

This structure has several objectives:
– a commemorative objective: to perpetuate the memory and homage to the victims,
– a scientific objective: to contribute to research on the fate of civilian populations in war,
– an educational objective: to know and understand historically the facts, to present the testimonies and to compare them with contemporary dramas.
– a citizen objective: to raise public awareness of respect for human rights, individually and collectively.

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Visiting the Maison du Souvenir

The maison du souvenir

Opened at these hours

Our opening hours

Monday : 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–18.00

Tuesday : Closed

Wednesday : 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–18.00

Thursday : 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–18.00

Friday : 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–18.00

Open at the weekend in season (April-November):

Saturday : 10.30–13.00 and 14.00–18.00

Sunday : 14.00–18.00

(or by appointment outside of usual opening hours and depending on availability for groups).

Closed in the morning on public holidays.

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Over 70 years of history to help us understand the contemporary tragedies and to raise awareness of Human Rights.

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