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Mont Mouchet Resistance Memorial

Something of a detour from almost every other destination or route, high in the departement of Haute-Loire (Auvergne) is a rather stark and evocative clearing in the woods which houses a Memorial and Museum to the Resistance at Mont Mouchet. It lies about 30 km east of St Flour  (15 Cantal, Auvergne) off the A75 autoroute.

It is very isolated and high and served as a redoubt for the Resistance against the Germans and a base from which they launched guerilla tactics to harry the occupiers. The Germans however launched numerous massive armoured attacks to try to wipe them out, which resulted in many acts of heroism from the resistance members. However what is clear is that survival inthe environment must have been difficult even without the threat of the Germans – this is no bocolic Robin Hood existence but a tough and unforgiving place to be.

In addition to the Memorial and Museum there is also a small café.

Musée de la Résistance du Mont-Mouchet

43300 Auvers

Opening times: 1st May – 15th September: every day, 9.30am-12.00pm, 2.00pm-7.00pm.

16th September – 15th October: weekends, 10.00am – 12.00pm, 2.00pm-6.00pm.

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