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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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If you are in the area please visit this place. the sheer scale of the destruction is mind blowing. What we as humans can and do inflict on others is awful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area please visit this place. the sheer scale of the destruction is mind blowing. What we as humans can and do inflict on others is awful.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Free carparking and a short walk down to the reception area and shop (accessible by stairs or a lift) We did the village walk and the permanent exhibition (with English audioguide. Staff very helpful and most spoke English. The exhibition was longer than I thought it was going to be, and the audioguides helped although there were some English and... More 

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Pouy Roquelaure, Gers, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lest we never forget the horrors of war everyone should visit this site. Visit of the town was also free

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I visited this town with my family whilst on holiday and I was over overcome with the emotions that this town held. As you walk around the town you can see exactly how it must have been for the families who returned to that town after the attack. It gives an real insight into the terrible effects that war had... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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125 helpful votes 125 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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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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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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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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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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