The Musée de la Déportation et de la Résistance

What could be better than a former school to present the history of Deportation and the Resistance to visitors with an educational visitors’ tour? This is a moving museum and the collections include accounts from deportees themselves, so that visitors can get a glimpse of local history.
Si l'histoire de Tarbes nous était contée, elle retracerait pas à pas celle de son Haras : un parc naturel au coeur de la ville, site classé et historique, créé par Napoléon en 1806, berceau de l'anglo-arabe et musée vivant !


A tour suitable for the whole family, to do your part to keep these memories alive


and to ensure that the accounts of the battles to fight oppression, hatred and racism are never forgotten…

The Musée de la Déportation et de la Résistance in Tarbes is in a remarkable brick and stone building and the collections take visitors on a discovery of the Resistance fighters in the Hautes-Pyrénées, putting Tarbes at the centre of the operation.

The museum is a place of remembrance, but the collections also have another role to play, to ensure that future generations never have to go through the same thing again.

The museum exhibits the local history of the Resistance: accounts from prisoners of war, escaped prisoners, deportees, internees, the Bigorre Regiment, those who passed through the Pyrenees, members of the Resistance such as the ‘Corps Franc Pommiès’ volunteer corps who were very active in the south west of France. Tarbes was a key location in the Resistance and so was awarded the ‘Croix de Guerre’ (War Cross).

Added bonus

A brief history lesson

The Museum tour presents 3 chronological steps from history:

  • Unrest in Europe: 1933-1942
  • Resistance and repression
  • Deportation: from oppression to the Liberation

Contact details

63 rue Georges Lassalle – 65000 TARBES
Icone Téléphone

+33 5 62 51 11 60

Icone Email

Tarbes Tourisme - Icone Accès Handicapés

Disabled access: no

Tarbes Tourisme - Icone Animaux acceptés

Pets welcome: no


Opening hours

Monday to friday: 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm
Closed on weekends and public holidays
Cierre excepcional por trabajos de pintura del 27/11 al 15/12/2023


Admission and tour free-of-charge