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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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Can we have a listing called 'memorial'?

It seems quite obscene that this town has been listed under 'attraction'. Surely there is a more appropriate classification? If you live in a town or city where soldiers... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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150 reviews 150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It seems quite obscene that this town has been listed under 'attraction'. Surely there is a more appropriate classification? If you live in a town or city where soldiers murdered civilians, a visit to this town, located near Limoges, will bring home the horrors of war (I grew up in Derry's Bogside in the shadow of Bloody Sunday). I bought... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Definitely worth visiting. Although I wish more of the information in the centre, that you can visit before walking round the village, was in English.

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Hampshire
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Of all the places in France to see the impact of Nazi cruelty, this is the permanent monument as testimony to the evil that once roamed Europe. You will not be disappointed coming here, it will of course stay with you forever but in a tranquil way for this preserved destroyed village has an air of peace about it. A... More 

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Bendigo
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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112 helpful votes 112 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
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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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
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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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