During the Second World War, a colony of mainly Jewish children was a haven of peace (not without danger...) at the Château de la Hille, in Montégut-Plantaurel, to escape Nazi barbarism.

Their survival was only possible thanks to the action of the Swiss Red Cross Children's Aid, the dedication of extraordinary management, but also the commitment of the population of the village and its surroundings. This community made up of different nationalities, languages, religions has been a model of “living together” of tolerance and self-sacrifice. Despite everything, several of them did not survive. To keep the memory of these painful moments, the town of Montégut-Plantaurel has decided to create a museum where nine explanatory panels, technical sheets, files, testimonies and some objects from this period are installed.

Location

Foix Ariège Pyrenees

In the very heart of Ariège, at the foot of the Pyrenees, the Foix Ariège Pyrenees destination immediately catches the traveller's attention, with the three [...]

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Prices / Opening

As visits outside the media library's opening hours are carried out by volunteers on request depending on availability, it is necessary to contact the town hall who will transmit the request.

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash

Opening

From January 01 to December 31, 2024
Mondays Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesdays Open from 14:00:00 p.m. to 18:00:00 p.m.
Thursdays Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Open from 10:00:00 p.m. to 12:00:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Services

Equipments

  • Picnic area.
  • Parking
  • Screening Room
  • Coach parking

Activities

  • Groups welcome up to 40 people