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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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a fascinating and emotionally 'moving' piece of history. the martyr town is a reminder of how ordinary civilians suffered the brutality of war.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

a fascinating and emotionally 'moving' piece of history. the martyr town is a reminder of how ordinary civilians suffered the brutality of war.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

One of those places you feel at some time you must visit. Thought provoking. Sobering. We walked around all around the town and the cemetery, everywhere kept as it should. I've just got home and edited my photos - and the thoughts I had when I visited came flooding back. I read in a booklet that the massacre was the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

as has been said before,very thought provoking and moving. it is a good way of remembering those who were murdered by the nazis

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is very hard to summarise the village of Oradour and the atrocity that went on there during WW2 but it is important to remember these people and learn of their lives, a must see.

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A real must if you are in the area and sums up the brutality of the Nazis who with French help murdered so many.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place was part our reason for our tour, an important part in WW2 French history, we arrived late morning and did the cinema and the museum exiting towards the village, the village as most will be aware was ordered preserved after the war finish, it's a strang place in that you can look through the windows and see alll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

An easy 30 minute drive from Limoges, this was the highlight of my visit to this area and I would highly recommend. I learned so much about the history of this part of France - this is a very moving place - preserved exactly as it was after 10th June 1944, as a memorial to the martyrs who were brutally... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It has all been said before, but this is a special place to visit and wonder about Man's inhumanity to Man. Allow a couple of hours to really take in the enormity of the crime and see how a once prosperous village was totally razed to the ground and 642 inhabitants slaughtered for absolutely no reason. A very sad visit... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A mixture of emotions, sadness, sorrow, anger being a few. Such devastation of lives and a community that had far reaching affects. No one today can understand what those people endured or how such cruelty could have been inflicted. Can only reflect that I am "glad" that this site remains to remind us all why wars are so totally worthless... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I'm glad we visited here it was really interesting. You can imagine what a beautiful village it was all those years ago. The women and children were all gathered into the church and set alight. It was sad to see the metal remains of a small pushchair inside the church. The chairs and tables lie there where a little cafe... More 

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