The Museum of the Resistance in Brittany of St Marcel!

I have written before on this museum on the old format ; and heard of the renovations going on for the last two years, Therefore, once it was open again, took the family to it.  A very pleasant surprise of a nice museum well done, This is a lot of history here, and great men, I like to rend hommage to them again, and new text and new pictures on the new museum of the resistance in Brittany during WWII, Hope you enjoy it as I !

The best is by car from Vannes take the N166 direction Rennes and come off at exit/sortie D112 direction Bohal-Pleucadeuc / Saint-Marcel Malestroit , and follows direction Malestroit/Saint-Marcel on the D776, follow the signs for the city and museum.

The Museum of the Resistance in Brittany, until 2021 was called the Museum of the Breton Resistance, is a museum located on the territory of the town of Saint-Marcel in Morbihan dept 56. It is devoted to the history of the resistance in Brittany during WWII and in particular of the largest Breton maquis(resistant fighters), the maquis of Saint-Marcel.

st marcel mus resistance Bretonne ent oct21
This museum traces the history of resistance in Brittany during the Nazi Occupation. It was created on the site of the Saint-Marcel maquis, one of the main Breton maquis during WWII. Since 1994, it has also housed the national exhibition on the history of paratroopers in Free France.
st marcel mus resistance bretonne uniforms free France libre oct21

The Museum of the Resistance in Brittany, was under renovation ,and just reopens its doors on September 18, 2021, after 2 years of architectural and scenographic renovation work. The museum has now an entirely renewed scenography presenting more than 1,000 objects among the 12,000 carefully preserved, witnesses of the daily life of men and women under the Nazi occupation and of the commitment of the Bretons in the army of Shadows.
st marcel mus resistance bretonne ametrailleuse US oct21

st marcel mus resistance bretonne equipements oct21

st marcel mus resistance bretonne jeep trucks oct21

Saint Marcel was one of the hotspots of the French resistance. This is where, on June 18, 1944, one of the very first battles fought by French fighters against the Nazi occupiers took place after the Allied landings in Normandy. A victory for souls rather than weapons, the battle of Saint-Marcel has symbolic value. It was made possible thanks to the mobilization of the local children in a maquis of several thousand young resistance fighters, to the support of SAS paratroopers from Free France and to the benevolent and often active complicity of the inhabitants of the neighboring localities. This example of a combined action between internal and external resistance, brought together and supported by the local population, was a first. The Museum is located on the site of these battles.

st marcel mus resistance bretonne comm room oct21

st marcel mus resistance bretonne paratroopers uniforms and weapons oct21

st marcel mus resistance bretonne paratroopers uniforms oct21

The museum of the Resistance in Brittany webpage: https://www.musee-resistance-bretagne.com/

The city of Saint Marcel and its heritagehttps://www.saint-marcel.bzh/accueil_saint_marcel/decouvrir_saint_marcel/patrimoine

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on the museumhttps://www.morbihan.com/st-marcel/musee-de-la-resistance-bretonne/tabid/12562/offreid/dfbf68c4-bfbe-4c82-8b42-6f18490af179

The Bretagne region tourist board on the museumhttps://www.brittanytourism.com/offers/musee-de-la-resistance-en-bretagne-saint-marcel-en-1988488/

There you go folks, some of the off the beaten path wonders of my beautiful Morbihan and plenty of recent glorious history here ; a wonderful learning lesson indeed, Hope you enjoy and come to visit the Musée de la Resistance en Bretagne at St Marcel !

And remember ,happy travels good health, and many cheers to all!!!

5 Comments to “The Museum of the Resistance in Brittany of St Marcel!”

  1. That is a museum that I would like to see.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful museum and the photos are excellent. Well shared thank you.🌹🌹

    Liked by 1 person

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