Unique in The Rhone-alps region, this cultural site is dedicated to the World History, to civilizations that have been marked by persecution, to genocides, exiles, immigration and integration in countries of asylum. The center also reflects the history oh the people of Valence with Armenian origin.
The Armenian Heritage Center is above all an original place of history which aims to provide keys to understanding the world around us.
Films, multimedia, interactive maps make the permanent route lively and accessible to all.
The exhibitions and animations offered throughout the year make it possible to broaden the subject and constitute real times of discussion and conviviality.
The permanent exhibition brings together big and small stories about the Armenian genocide. A sensitive staging puts into perspective one of the significant episodes of the 20th century.
The visitor discovers the history and culture of the Armenians through a veritable "journey" of exhibition, divided into seven sequences.
More than 2,000 archival documents feed it. The public is then guided by an inventive and sensitive scenography, which exhibits the emblematic everyday objects before illustrating the genocide, the exile, then the arrival in France and the different forms of integration.
Organized chronologically, this route thus offers several levels of reading and deepening: the visitor can stay at a first level of reading thanks to the general texts and illustrations, or enrich his discovery by exploiting all the mediation tools present in the scenography.