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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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As sad as it makes us, let's never forget!

Historic site of WWII preserved by wish of Gen. De Gaulle. The visitor centre (that precedes the actual tour of the old town that was destroyed by the Nazis on 10th June 1944... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Historic site of WWII preserved by wish of Gen. De Gaulle. The visitor centre (that precedes the actual tour of the old town that was destroyed by the Nazis on 10th June 1944, where 642 innocents lost their lives) is very, very informative. The ruins of the old Oradour-sûr-Glane seem to hv voices and tell the story of what seemed... More 

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London
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Oradour-sur-Glane is signposted from the free section of motorway. It is a short ( 20 min ) drive along some nice rural roads. There are two villages, the old one, left as a tribute to those who died and the new one built alongside. Entry to the fenced site is through a free visitor centre and orientation exhibition. You are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's difficult to describe a visit to a place like this as enjoyable. However, it was excellent and I'm glad I've been. The exhibition is very respectful with a real focus on remembering the victims of this atrocity. A walk among the ruins was sobering and I wish that some of the other visitors understood the signs which asked for... More 

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Limoges, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Oradour Sur Glane was the site of a terrible tragedy and case of mistaken identity at the end of WW2. I personally know several French people who lost family here. This place is to be respected by all who visit in memory of all those who very sadly lost their lives to the Nazis that fateful day. I have visited... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
60 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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