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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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Really a mmust see. Make sure you watch the available short movie to understand the entire situation before you walk into the village.

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Ithaca, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really a mmust see. Make sure you watch the available short movie to understand the entire situation before you walk into the village.

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Hythe, null, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Visited here in our Motorhome. Difficult to explain the emotions felt as we walked around. Everything left as it was after the massacre. The church especially brings a lump to the throat. Sad to say similar things happening today. The human race has a lot to answer for. We'd planned on staying overnight, but after the visit just wanted to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

On June 10, 1944, 4 days after the Normandy landing, the Nazis took revenge on the village of Oradour-sur-Glane. The inhabitants were murdered and the village was destroyed. As a remembrance, the village has been left as it was after the massacre. A modern interpretive center acts as the entry to the destroyed village. Get your map there and walk... More 

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Thank Roger H
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

For me this was one of my most interesting and thought provoking visits in France. A town obliterated in Nazi occupation, standing still to this day. Your mind can easily evoke the feeling of that day. There is an exhibit close by that I would strongly recommend going to prior to get some insight into the atrocities. An incredible experience,... More 

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Thank Shawn B
Weymouth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

I was recently staying at a friends house in France and they told me about this place, within the hour I was on my way there. It was well worth the 200 mile round trip for me! Personally I had never heard of Oradour and it's past so I didn't know what to expect. Entry was only 9 Euros including... More 

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Thank Marc W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Like anything of this nature. A good place to visit to learn what went on yet also to remember a big event in our history.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is one of the most interesting yet incredibly sad places to visit. It is worth reading up on the history before you visit if you are unfamiliar with it. Try to visit as early in the day as possible as the less crowded it is the more of the atmosphere of the place reveals its-self.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I was most interested to visit this town being someone who is fascinated by WWII and I am so glad I did! Naturally, it was a sad place seeing the burnt down houses and stores some with family name of them reminding you of those that lived and died there, nevertheless it is one the most interesting places and one... More 

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Matha, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I also was dreading this visit having an idea of the history - and my feelings were justified. The town has been thoughtfully preserved and is a reminder of the barbaric events of that day. The atmosphere is poignant, as are the remaining relics, symbols of the life before. It's unbelievable to imagine the inhumanity that occurred and how men... More 

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South Yorkshire uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This World War II memorial will repay a visit, but you will gain more if you read up on the history before you go. The reason the school children and most adult are quiet is then clear. There are adequate car parking, and an information area with toilet, shops and the counter to buy tickets. It is not difficult to... More 

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