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Exhibition "August 1944: The fight for freedom."


As part of the 70th anniversary of the Liberation, Paris City Hall* brings back to life the players and key moments of this decisive week in the History of the Capital, in one of the very places where the main events took place: the City Hall.

In August 1944, after 4 years of occupation, Paris lived in the hope of regaining her freedom following the Allied Normandy Landings on 6th June. From 19th to 26th August, the joint efforts of the resistance movement, the soldiers of General Leclerc and the American 4th division, combined with the mobilisation of inhabitants, led to one of the most important moments in Paris’ history; Paris City Hall will be hosting a reproduction of this extraordinary week, in the very place where some of the key events took place.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a vast audio-visual fresco projected onto a 22-metre screen, reliving the highlights of this week of uprising. From the first strikes to the taking of the Prefecture of Police and the construction of the barricades, right up to the surrender of Von Chollitz and scenes of public jubilation, the images immerse us in the decisive moments of this combat

From June 20th to September 27th.

5 rue de Lobau (4e)
Metro : Hôtel de Ville (lines 1 et 11)
From 10am to 6:30pm Mondays to Saturdays.
Closed Sundays and holidays.
Free for everyone.

Hashtag : #expoaout1944

Vue de l'exposition "Août 1944. Le combat pour la liberté."
© Marc Verhille / Mairie de Paris