Iluminations on Montluc prison

Iluminations on Montluc prison

La prison de Montluc

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 December: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Montluc military prison, built in 1921, only really came into service on the outbreak of World War II, and was under German occupation from 1943 to 1944. Montluc served as a civil prison after the war, before closing for good in 2009. It was restored as an Haut-Lieu de la Mémoire Nationale – a place of national remembrance, opening its doors to the public the following year. Come and discover the complex history of this building that occupies an iconic place in the history of Lyon and France. To mark the 2018 Festival of Lights, the Montluc Prison National Memorial is also hosting an extraordinary light show that will illuminate the facade of the cell block and the prison walkway. The installation has been designed in partnership with the Lyon National School of Architecture and Zurich University of the Arts. It's a chance to find out all about the history of Montluc, from the dark side of the prison walls to the brightly-burning memory of the thousands of inmates who were locked up inside.

For more informationhttp://www.memorial-montluc.fr/
Mémorial National de la prison de Montluc
4 rue Jeanne Hachette
69003 LYON