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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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amazing but sad

an amazing but sad place to visit, took our 11 year son and he too was very interested and asked lost of questions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Moreton in Marsh, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

an amazing but sad place to visit, took our 11 year son and he too was very interested and asked lost of questions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We came across this by chance and it was a very moving experience. it has been well set up with an exhibition and visitor centre to put everything in context and to give the back ground information needed to fully understand the memorial. Then a walkway through to the village itself. (There was free storage for our motorcycle gear offered... More 

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Herne Bay UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Oradour-Sur Glane is a place i have known about for 20 years +. I have finally visited and was awestruck with the village. The village itself is free to visit , however i suggest you pay to visit the the history of Oradour area and pay for the commentary headphones 1st as this gives you a very comprehensive inside of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is our second visit. No dogs. No shade round the village but an early start will help avoid the sun and crowds, good for the photographers. The village visit is free but there is a museum which will cost you a few euros. The museum gives you the event leading up to the massacre. A terrible event one of... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We'll worth visiting this relatively unknown site to learn about one of the darkest days of the Second World War. Excellent visitor centre with a wide range of books and DVDs in English and French. Walking through the streets it was easy to imagine the horrors that unfolded here. Don't miss the tomb which was full of artefacts from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A chance visit, but so worthwhile. Free of charge to visit preserved town but I would highly recommend spending a few euros (about 8) and an hour in the museum (get the audio guide) prior to wandering through the town. The museum puts the whole event in context. If you are short of time, watch the short film which re... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The preserved town and the new museum allow visitors to understand what happened here and appreciate some of the sacrifices made by non-combatants during WW2. I would recommend going through the museum and watching the film before walking round the town. An altogether sobering experience of evil action.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent introduction in the centre that summarises the situation in France during the war, and places the village of Oradour-sur-Glane in its context. Important memorial to what can happen in war to people who probably had no chalice as to their involvement. Some harrowing images and descriptions. The film was very clear. Then we walked around the village and saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited road our a few weeks ago. Up till then we hadn't really heard about it. It was really worth visiting and certainly made you think.it was just so very sad to think of the death of all those people. You could easily imagine what the yawn had been like. The introduction was worth seeing as well as it... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A reminder of what evil things happened in the War. Very moving and thought provoking. A lesson for us all.

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Address: Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
Phone Number: 0555430430
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Limousin  >  Haute-Vienne  >  Oradour-sur-Glane
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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