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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Another part of our trip into the “War History”, after we have seen “Breendonk – Belgium”, “Le Struthoff – Alsace”, “Auschwitz – Birkenau”, we went to the “Martyr Village” of “Oradour Sur Glane”. Towards the end of WWII, in a small peace full part of France in the region of Limoges, happened one of the biggest war crimes in total... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A fitting place to finish off visiting WW2 memorials - we visited the museum first before walking through the remains of the town where the SS soldiers had massacred the entire town on June 10th, 1944. The stories in the museum were particularly moving, and then walking through the streets.... I had to fight back the tears. Even our 10... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Old village of Oradour Sur Glane was struck by an awful tragedy on June 10th 1944. The German army systematically killed everyone in this once lovely village and burnt all the buildings and homes. The village has been left virtually untouched since 1944 to serve as a monument to those that lost their lives and a memorial to ensure... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I don't think enjoyment figures at any time during this visit. Even at the height of summer, the streets are hushed, the devastated church with its huge, melted bell and a poignantly placed child's pram reinforces the grim horror of the last war more than any cenotaph.Taking photographs seems like a desecration, but I found a compulsion to try and... More 

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USA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum and the old town of Oradour-sur-Glane is a place I may never forget. The museum was full of pictures, facts and the terrible truth about the murders that occurred in this little village. Compared to other atrocities, it was small, but lives were lost in a retaliatory evil manner. I think this is a must see for everyone,... More 

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