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Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières

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  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
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  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
  • Mémoire du Maquis - plateau des Glières
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Opening period

April, May: open weekends, bank holidays and public holidays (zone A)
June, September: Open every day except Monday
9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5pm

July, August: open every day except Monday
From 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm

In the event of an orange heatwave, outdoor activities and visits will be cancelled.
In the event of an orange weather warning (rain, storm, wind), the building is closed.

Description

The Plateau des Glières is a place of remembrance of the Resistance, with the National Monument for the Resistance, the Mémoire du Maquis visitor's centre and the historic discovery trail.

Situated at an altitude of 1,435 metres, the Plateau des Glières was chosen by the Allies as a parachuting site during the Second World War. From January to March 1944, 465 maquisards gathered there under the successive command of Lieutenant Tom Morel, then Captain Maurice Anjot, to receive weapons destined for the maquis in Haute-Savoie. On 26 March 1944, they faced a massive joint attack by Vichy and Wehrmacht forces. 129 maquisards and 20 local residents lost their lives, either killed in action, shot or deported. Most of them are buried at the Glières National Necropolis.

Historical trail Le maquis des Glières
In the centre of the Glières plateau, a new historical trail tells the story of the organisation of the Glières maquis during the winter of 1944.
A one-hour loop between the Mémoire du maquis building and the Monument national à la Résistance. 12 reading tables, 2 large orientation tables.
Free adult and children's booklets available from the Mémoire du maquis building.
Free access.

Exhibition - Esplanade du Monument
Celebrating the spirit of Les Glières. The National Monument to the Resistance
Built in 1973 on the initiative of the survivors of Les Glières and designed by the artist Emile Gilioli, the monument pays tribute to the 465 maquisards on the plateau and to the events of the winter of 1944. In his search for simple, uncluttered forms, the artist was able to capture the spirit of Les Glières while at the same time creating a work of art that speaks to the viewer.
This exhibition traces the history of the work, from its conception through to its completion.
Accompanying booklet available free of charge from the Mémoire du maquis reception building.
Free access

Visits and events for all ages are offered by the Department's team of cultural mediators.

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Public WC
  • Exhibition space
  • Orientation board
  • Defibrillator
  • Film room
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
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Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Tourist brochures
  • Guided tours
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Labels

  • Guide du Routard Guide du Routard
  • Petit Fûté Petit Fûté

Price

Adult: 3 €
Child (8-25 years): 2 €
Group adults: 2 €.

Free entry for children < 8 years, press, the drivers, teachers, people with reduced mobility, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Accepted means of payment
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash

Tourism and Disability

  • Hearing disability
  • Visual disability
  • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
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Environment

  • Mountain view
  • Mountain location

Map

Information updated by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie

  • RD 55
  • Plateau des Glières
  • Thorens-Glières
  • 74570 Fillière
04 50 33 21 31 Website Contact
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