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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Everybody who is visiting this area should be obliged to visit Oradour-sur-Glane! It's a part of our history and we should never forget! It's very impressive to walk around and imagine the horrible disaster which took place here.

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Tayport. Fife
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Thought provoking and very moving. Visitor centre is so informative, the images of the atrocities will never be forgotten. And neither they should. The Town itself is atmospheric and the destroyed buildings etc are a great memorial. Very sombre but definitely worth visiting. Allow plenty of time.

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146 reviews 146 reviews
46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Somber and sobering with a tale to tell of Nazi atrocity, but something to see and help keep the thought to the front of your mind that we must never let this happen again!

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Watchet, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I don't agree with the reviewers who sugest that you avoid the visitor centre - it is modern and informative and gives a thorough history of Oradour, the political situation in the area during the war and provides context for your visit to the village. The village itself has been tastefully and movingly preserved (not sure whether preservation is the... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The ruins of a small French village destroyed by the Nazis in WW2, left preserved as a monument to the memory of those who lost their lives. Walking through the streets of the ruined village is a very sombre experience, you're walking on the roads and looking into the buildings where hundreds of people were murdered. The twisted metal remnants... More

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19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you have a weak stomach then a visit to the old village of Oradour-Sur-Glane is not recommended as the images you will see in the exhibition centre and the starkness of the remains of the old town are mind numbing. The tragedy of this massacre committed by the German SS on 10 June 1944 is never more graphic than... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Interesting destroyed historic village worth a visit, if you are closeby. The information center is a bit old-fashioned and disapointing for those people with a deeper interest in history. Save the fee and read Wikipedia or other sources from the internet.

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A stark story of how the Nazis invaded and murdered innocent folk. Thank god times have moved on. i cant imagine how this must have felt for the villagers. RIP.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

For anybody interested in WW2 history, this is a pivotal moment from French history. The exhibition is OK, many people recommended using the headsets to give English information as you walked around, but to be honest, every part has a small English text section on the wall, which adequately explained that particular aspect of the exhibition. Anybody with a brain... More

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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The previous reviews have covered it all, nothing much to add except to say that the outside exhibition is free as you walk around the old town you see how people were living on 10th June 1944. A few Euros are asked for the inside exhibition. It was a hot day as we visited, all the more powerful and time... More

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