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Jean Moulin

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Jean Moulin came from an educated family with Republican convictions in the South of France. For twenty-three years, he served the French Republic as a sous-préfet and prefet, then as Principal Secretary in various ministries. He was also a cartoonist and talented artist, using the pseudonym ‘Romanin’.

His resistance began on 17 June 1940, when he was arrested for refusing to sign a German document falsely blaming Senegalese army troops for civilian massacres. After beatings and in order to avoid dishonour, he attempted suicide by cutting his throat.
After his dismissal by the Vichy government on 2 November 1940, Moulin moved to the South, where he made contact with the first groups of the French Resistance. He eventually reached London and met General Charles de Gaulle in October 1941.

De Gaulle assigned him the task of unifying the resistance groups and creating a Secret Army, to be commanded by General Delestraint. Jean Moulin was the founder and first president of the Conseil national de la Résistance (National Resistance Council).

He was arrested on 21 June 1943 and, despite being severely tortured, revealed no secrets. He died in the train taking him to Germany.

His Ashes were transferred to the Pantheon in 1964.

Informations pratiques

Attention fermetures anticipées :
Le 21 décembre fermeture à 16h30
Les 24 et 31 décembre fermeture à 17h

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Musée du Général Leclerc de Hauteclocque et de la Libération de Paris - Musée Jean Moulin

23, allée de la 2e D.B. Jardin Atlantique (au dessus de la gare Montparnasse), 75015 Paris

Tél : + 33 (0)1 40 64 39 44

Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 10h à 18h (fermeture des caisses à 17h45). Fermé les lundis et les jours fériés.

L'accès aux collections permanentes est gratuit.

Accès au jardin possible par :

La place des cinq Martyrs du Lycée Buffon

La gare Montparnasse : prendre l'escalier à gauche de la voie TGV n°3

Les deux ascenseurs extérieurs (n° 4 rue du Cdt Mouchotte ou n°25 du bd Vaugirard)

Métro : Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (lignes 4, 6, 12, 13) , Gaîté (ligne 13), Pasteur (lignes 6 et 12)

Bus : 28, 58, 88, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96

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