The Argelès Camp Memorial

The Argelès Camp Memorial

The Memorial space consists of a permanent exhibition with an interactive scenography completed by films, audiovisual testimonies, archive documents, press cuttings, photographs, works of art…. The Memorial also has a room reserved for temporary exhibitions throughout the year.



Between February 1939 and the beginning of 1942, more than 160,000 men, women and children passed through the Argelès-sur-Mer camp. They were mainly Spanish refugees, but also former members of the international brigades, French nomads and refugees from Eastern Europe, including foreign Jews. This documentary site, a digital showcase for the Argelès-sur-Mer camp memorial, looks back on the three years of operation of this camp set up on the beach.

Les visites

See you at 26 avenue de la Libération in Argelès Village!

You can visit it :

  • from October to June, from Tuesday to Saturday (from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm)
  • from July to September and during Easter week, 7 days a week (from 10am to 6pm without interruption)

At a cost of 2€ per person (with free access to the Casa de l’Albera) and 1.50€ per person for groups of more than 15 people (booking recommended).


Guided tours are also available in Spanish, Catalan and English. For further information and reservations, contact the Memorial on 04 68 95 85 03 or memorial@ville-argelessurmer.com.