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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

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Address: Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Phone Number: 0555430430
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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A reminder of the horrors of war.

This is one of the most interesting yet incredibly sad places to visit. It is worth reading up on the history before you visit if you are unfamiliar with it. Try to visit as early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the most interesting yet incredibly sad places to visit. It is worth reading up on the history before you visit if you are unfamiliar with it. Try to visit as early in the day as possible as the less crowded it is the more of the atmosphere of the place reveals its-self.

Thank Mazzy67
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was most interested to visit this town being someone who is fascinated by WWII and I am so glad I did! Naturally, it was a sad place seeing the burnt down houses and stores some with family name of them reminding you of those that lived and died there, nevertheless it is one the most interesting places and one... More 

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Matha, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I also was dreading this visit having an idea of the history - and my feelings were justified. The town has been thoughtfully preserved and is a reminder of the barbaric events of that day. The atmosphere is poignant, as are the remaining relics, symbols of the life before. It's unbelievable to imagine the inhumanity that occurred and how men... More 

Thank MsVert
South Yorkshire uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This World War II memorial will repay a visit, but you will gain more if you read up on the history before you go. The reason the school children and most adult are quiet is then clear. There are adequate car parking, and an information area with toilet, shops and the counter to buy tickets. It is not difficult to... More 

Thank SPR-amble
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a sensitive person and did not want to go in the first place ....but my husband whom loves everything about history wanted to go . The first part is a museum with pictures, movies about the horrific crime from the German, it is very graphic and hard to watch ... The second part is the visit of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited this town on the recommendation of a local whilst we were staying in this area of France. Not usually the sort of place I would go. I can't think of anywhere where I have felt so moved. It was very quiet and we were almost by ourselves as it was the end of September. I felt as though... More 

Thank Judy M
Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

During a weekend away in the Limoges area, we decided to Visit Oradour-Sur-Glane. The old town has been kept as it was shortly after the massacre of the population by the Nazis. It was so moving, with each building having a plaque with who lived there and the buildings purpose. The visitors centre tells the story which led up to... More 

Thank Phil S
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is a vital part of history - not an entertainment - but we owe it to the 600+ ordinary innocent people slaughtered here and the millions on the eastern front who committed no crime but to be in occupied Nazi territory and end up the victims of inhuman and vicious SS reprisals, in order to see the horrors .The... More 

Thank Lawrence B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The historical value of this memorial is immense and brings to life the experiences of France under Nazi occupation. The village has been preserved as it was after the massacre and the fire and is incredibly moving.

Thank Alison H
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This has been one of the most moving experiences I have ever had. To walk around a village in such a beautiful tranquil location and feel the silence of the atrocity committed is overwhelming. To visit the schools, houses, shops, farms and various buildings were the innocents were taken to their executions and the market square were they were collected... More 

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