SITE OF REMEMBRANCE 1939-1945

Memorial recalling the existence of a concentration camp for Spanish refugees from February to September 1939, transformed into a repressive internment camp for “unwanted” foreigners during the Second World War until June 1944.
About 40 men of 000 nationalities have been interned here. It is also from here that Jewish men, women and children were deported to the extermination camps.

The site is made up of three locations:

- the cemetery which can be visited all year round with free access and which is undergoing renovation and redevelopment,

- the station with a “Horses 8 Hommes 70” type wagon is also accessible for free outside visit,

- For the museum located on the village square, contact the town hall.

Pratical information

The Museum is located on the village square -
Free access
To visit contact the town hall on 05 61 68 36 43 or town hall-le-vernet-dariege@wanadoo.fr

Interpretive trail of this emblematic place of the "duty to remember" designed by the association of former political internees and resistance fighters of the Vernet d'Ariège camp, made up of explanatory panels, accessible to people with disabilities (motor, visual, auditory and mental), and translated into Spanish and English.

Group visits must be made on
reservation via the website.

www.campduvernet.eu

Location

Gates of Ariège Pyrenees

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Equipments and Services

Equipments

  • Access for disabled