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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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Our second visit - showing the children first hand evidence of World War Two

Feels strange marking this as 'excellent' given the history to the site, but we found that it really brought World War Two into sharp focus for our youngest two children who had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Feels strange marking this as 'excellent' given the history to the site, but we found that it really brought World War Two into sharp focus for our youngest two children who had been studying the topic of war as part of their school curriculum. We arrived late morning with plenty of parking available and walked down to the entrance to... More 

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A very moving but harrowing place to visit - very surreal. Needed more than just an hour to take it all in. Well worth another visit.

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Glemsford, Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I've been to other sites of WWII atrocities such as Dachau concentration camp and the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam and Oradour-sur-Glane, although less well known is up there with them as a heart breaking memorial to it's innocent victims. The ruined village is frozen in time and looks as it probably did on the fateful day of 10th June... More 

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very moving reminder and testament of the horrors of war. As I'm disabled the parking was not close to the village particularly in the intense heat of late June

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The village is free but there is a small charge for the optional visit to the museum. Walk around the village at your own pace. Still as it was after that tragic day. Hand held devices in all languages available for the museum. Village is outside so possibly weather dependant but atmosphere would not have been the same on a... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Ok, so may not be something you initially want to do on holiday, very sad reading the story in the Information centre very informative but well worth the visit and something we should all appreciate and know about. Really please we visited

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There are no words to describe thoughts and feelings as you visit this village. Makes you realise how fortunate we all are. A reminder of man`s inhumanity to man. Left as it was it is hard to picture what it must have been like on that fateful day. It touched me to see so many families visiting as children need... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is not an attraction as such - no money is made from it and there are no tourist traps. It is a town left as it would have been during the 2nd world war, as it would have been after the town was massacred. It is humbling to see everything left as it was on the fateful day -... More 

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I took a 17, 15, 7 and 3 year old to see and feel the past, they were all moved. I explained what I could about the necessity for people to honour the dead, to remember what happened and to keep it in our hearts that good people should not stand by whilst atrocities are done, its too easy to... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I knew the history of Oradour before I visited and had always wanted to visit this special place. No one should ever visit this place and not be moved by the brutal and horrid events that took place in 1944. It stands as a memorial to the 640+ people who were murdered at the hands of the SS - this... More 

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