WWII and Occupied Paris

Paris in WWII

Mont Valerian, Suresnes France

Mont Valerian Sculpture

Since living in Paris, I’ve become fascinated with the stories surrounding the Second World War and its impact on France and the psyche of the French people. It was a very complicated time and left deep wounds and scars – and not just on the land.

There is a very moving memorial to the French Resistance fighters at Mont Valerian (an old fort just on the outskirts of Paris). There is also an American Military cemetery located within walking distance. This tour includes visits to both and takes most of the day (at least 6 hours with travel time).