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Musée départemental de la Résistance haut-savoyarde et mémorial départemental de la déportation/ site de Morette

An old Alpine chalet is home to this museum, created by the Survivors of Les Glières and devoted to life in the Haute-Savoie during the Second World War. The focus upstairs is the Resistance movement in Les Glières and the liberation of the département.

Museum Musée départemental de la Résistance haut-savoyarde et mémorial départemental de la déportation/ site de Morette La Balme-de-Thuy


La Balme-de-Thuy (74230)
Animals not allowed
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Average duration of an individual visit : 01h00

Between Thônes and La Balme-de-Thuy, the site of Morette is dedicated to the memory of the Resistance and the Second World War in Haute-Savoie.

The National Necropolis of Les Glières, created in April 1944 to bury the Resistance fighters who died in combat, the 105 graves of the Necropolis are managed by the National Office for Veterans and Victims of War (ONACVG).

The departmental museum of the Haute-Savoie Resistance was created by the Rescapés des Glières in a former mountain chalet in 1964. It is dedicated to the history of Haute-Savoie during the Second World War. On the first floor, documents more specific to the Glières maquis and the liberation of the department are on display.

Located on the same site, the departmental memorial to the deportation was founded in 1965 by the Association of deportees, internees and families of Haute-Savoie. It recalls the deportation of Haute-Savoie resistance fighters and presents testimonies on the concentration camp universe.

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

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    Adult: 2 to 3 €
    Child : 2 €
    Group adults: 2 €
    Group children : 2 €.

    Free entry for children < 8 years, press, the drivers, the supervisors, teachers, residents, people with reduced mobility, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.
    Child entry valid for 8 - 25 years.
    Group rate available for > 10 people.

    Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : German, English, Spanish, French
    Languages of documentation : English, French
    Languages visits : English, French
    Languages audio guide : French


    April, May and October to 15 November: Open weekends, public holidays and holidays (zone A)
    June and September: Open every day except Monday
    From 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm

    July and August: Open every day except Monday
    From 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 6pm

    Labels and rating

    Departmental museum

    • Educational visits
    • Coach access
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tourist information
    • Spot photo
    • Toilets
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Defibrillator
    • Film room
    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Free car park
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Permanent exhibition


    Route de Thônes Lieu-dit Morette 74230 La Balme-de-Thuy

    • Hearing disability
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
    Motor Disability

    Hearing Disability

    Mental Disability

    Visual Disability

    Number of people in situation of reduced mobility site capacity : 2

    Information update on 01/03/2024 by Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Savoie