"The beginning of the end" Reims Off The Beaten Path Tip by Segolily

Reims Off The Beaten Path: 21 reviews and 35 photos

  entrance to Musee de la Reddition
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  • entrance to Musee de la Reddition - Reims
      entrance to Musee de la Reddition
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  • the signing - Reims
      the signing
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  • the map room - Reims
      the map room
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The room where the Germans first surrendered to Allied forces has not been changed since that time. The room is in the back of a Lycee, and yes students still attend. However through the back door and up the stairs is a small and moving museum. The story of the surrender, the fight over who should be there, the consequences, the other surrenders. It is an amazing story to the end of so much pride, and honor, valour and vainglory, effort on both sides to preserve and defend. A visit to the museum is a must for any history buff. It was the only reason we visited Reims. I would have liked to see the Cathedral- the obvious must see for the city. However we had friends waiting for us another two hour drive away and we couldn't dally. The museum was easy to find and get to. The docents were eager to share the story and their part in the history. We spent over an hour enjoying the very interesting artifacts, pictures and information. (best websites are in French, however the museum had English info)

Website: http://www.cheminsdememoire.gouv.fr/page/affichelieu.php?idLang=fr&idLieu=2031

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  • Written Mar 5, 2008
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