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Museum of Conscripts

  • Villefranche-sur-Saône

04 74 60 39 53

30, Rue Roland
Traverse de la Manécanterie
69400 Villefranche-sur-Saône

Get there (GPS) maisonpatrimoine,villefranche,net

Museum tracing the history of the festival of Conscripts®, from its origins to the present day. Photographs, objects, videos …

Between 2000 and 2006 the Museum of Conscripts® traced two centuries of military drafts and enlistments (1798-1998), volunteer recrutement, drawings for the draft, replacements, revision council... In December 2006, the Museum was the victim of a storm which led to its disappearance and closure for one year. The choice was then made to change the museum's focus to the local traditon of celebrating the "Conscripts" and, especially, on the extremely original celebration held in Villefranche-sur-Saône, all the while continuing to celebrate its origins without however disregarding its origin, inseparable from conscription.

Spoken languages

  • fr

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible en fauteuil roulant en autonomie


  • Book shop
  • Exhibition space
  • Lift
  • Toilets
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  • Guided tours
  • Tour free of charge
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  • Temporary exhibition
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Opening hours

From 01/01 to 23/12, Wed, Thu and Fri 2 pm-6 pm (5 pm from Nov to March). Open the first Sun of the month and during European Heritage Days. Closed on bank holidays.