From London to Brazzaville, birth of Free France Edit

France Libre appel 18 juin 1940 musée reims exposition

From London to Brazzaville, birth of Free France




First of all, on June 18, 1940, from a BBC studio, a little-known brigadier general urged the French to continue fighting. It is, indeed, Charles De Gaulle, general and resistant for a free France, therefore calls on the French.

Then exiled in London since the day before, he does not yet know that he will not see metropolitan France again until 4 years later. However, with few supporters following him, a formidable adventure begins for this career soldier.

From a very difficult political recognition until the Brazzaville Manifesto on October 27, 1940. Through this exhibition you will be able to relive the birth of the Free French Forces.

Exhibition produced with the support of the Musée de l’Armée



Museum collections and exhibitions 
5 €: full price,
4 €: large temporary exhibitions (in addition to the entrance fee)
3 €: reduced price 18/25 years and over 65
3 €: group rate from of 20 people

Free entrance to the museum on the first Sunday of the month

Free for: Students under 25 (on presentation of the card), young people under 18, disabled and accompanying persons, young local mission, job seekers, RSA holders

4 €: guided tour (in addition to the entrance fee)
4 €: shows and workshops for adults
2 €: shows and workshops, reduced price for children from 4 to 18 years old


Dates and times

From 24-10-2020 to 03-12-2020
Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. / Closed on Tuesday


Further information

Please note: due to the sanitary situation, a gauge limits the number of visitors to 15 people simultaneously. Also, wearing a mask is compulsory for all people over 11 years old.


The place

Museum of the Surrender of May 7, 1945
12 rue du président Franklin Roosevelt
51100 Reims


So, if you too are a history fan, this exhibition is for you. The city of coronations is an ideal place to combine culture, heritage and of course gastronomy. You can therefore contact us in order to develop an exceptional stay around this theme.

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