To inform, explain and raise awareness of the French resistance and deportation, this museum shows an exhibition: «From the rise of Nazism to Liberation» and an audio-visual presentation of resistance activity in the Drôme region.
Created in 1972 by the ANACR (French Association for former combatants and the Resistance), the Vercors national association of pioneers and voluntary combatants, the National Federation of Deportees and interned Resistance patriots, the Centre historique de la résistance et de la Déportation is installed in the south wing of the former Convent of the Visitation. The Museum of Resistance and Deportation was inaugurated in 1974. The growing interest among the public and researchers produced a clear need to expand the museum. A specialist research and documentation service and a venue for meetings (research, illustrated lectures etc) complete this set of facilities now known as the Centre historique de la résistance en Drôme ("Historical Centre for the Resistance in Drôme"). This was inaugurated on 27th August 1994.
In 2004, the Centre entered a new phase of communications when it launched a bilingual web site.