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An important site in the history of the Resistance, many of its famous fighters such as Eugène Chavant, Jean Prévost, Marc Riboud, Marc Ferro and Abbé Pierre were to pass through here. The inhabitants of the village and certain members of the Resistance were massacred here on 24 July 1944 by Germans who landed in gliders. Dominated by the peaks of the Lente forest and the Vercors foothills, Vassieux will be permanently associated with the resistance to the barbaric practices of mankind.

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  • Vercors Memorial Interesting

    Col de Lachau F - 26420 Vassieux-en-Vercors

    Situated in the Lente forest, at an altitude of 1305m, this memorial tucked away in the vegetation has been erected to the memory of the Vercors Resistance. With its modern, austere architecture, it relates the principal events of this dark period. 1..

  • 4000 years ago this was the site of a flint-shaping workshop, specialising in blades for knives and daggers. When the site was discovered in 1969, a 100sq.m. museum was set up with activities and films about the shaping of stones in Prehistoric times..

  • Vercors Resistance Movement Museum

    Col de Lachau F - 26420 Vassieux-en-Vercors

    This museum was the brainchild of a former Resistance fighter. It charts the background of the Vercors massif (from the late 19C); then shows how its role evolved, its battles and its tragic end; finally, it looks at what was lost, reconstruction and..

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