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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

Address: Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Phone Number: 0555430430
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Bendigo
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117 reviews 117 reviews
35 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I had read the story of oradour and have always wanted to come here. It was huge and well demonstrated the scope of the atrocity. Nicely maintained and no unnecessary hype

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I visited here back in 1999 and must say its the most upsetting thing ive seen with my own eyes . to think of what the what these poor people experienced must have been terrible you can still see the bullet marks in the brick work .it was sad to see the water well where women and children where thrown... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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146 reviews 146 reviews
47 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Shortly after D-Day, German troops destroyed this town, including nearly all of its inhabitants. Was this due to anger over the Allied invasion, the possibility that the town harbored anti-Nazi fighters, both, or some other reason? Nothing is sure, other than the fact that a massacre occurred here. The French wisely decided to leave the town as it was on... More 

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tallinn
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It was my main target for whole trip last time, Actually the idea for visit was taken from top10 creepiest towns-list. Matched 100% with the imagination, very surreal was to hang there pretty much alone. Really worth of visiting when you like ruins, history, war-related issues, old cars, cemetries. Check their homepage before visiting, as opening times may vary. I... More 

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Yorkshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Not an attraction, more of an experience. On the 10th of June 1944 in Oradour-sur-Glane, a sleepy picturesque village in the Limousin region of France, 642 men, women and children were mass murdered by troops of the Waffen SS. The men were separated from the women and children and herded into a barn. The women and children were forced into... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A very moving experience of what war can do. Well worth the visit, it rained while we were there which somehow made it more dramatic

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Costa Teguise, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Honestly this place is a must with anyone who is interested in ww2. Even though it was a few years ago when I visited the memory still makes the hair on my arms stand up. The only place I can compare it to is Auswitz where you realise the full horrors that people suffered during that terrible period. Please go... More 

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Bagnoles-de-l'orne, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

A most thought provoking experience. Everyone should visit in their lifetime, if only to realize how fortunate we are to have the freedom we enjoy today.

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Carrickfergus
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The village is a memorial to all whose who died & the hands of the Nazi regime. It is a time capsule and with the church, homes, shops, schools, farm buildings, vehicles. work tools, sewing machines, bikes and other implements of village life frozen from the moment they were engulfed in an act of unnecessary horror. Walking through the cobbled... More 

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Pons, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

A mixture of sadness and anger will stay with you after visiting Oradour-sur-Glane, if you're ever within a couple of hours I wholly recommend it. Walking through the streets will move you as you imagine what once was in this small village.

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