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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 terrifying example of evil.

I walked the streets of Oradour with a feeling of horror and disbelief at the sheer evidence of mans inhumanity to man. How anyone could perpetuate such a crime is beyond... read more

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I walked the streets of Oradour with a feeling of horror and disbelief at the sheer evidence of mans inhumanity to man. How anyone could perpetuate such a crime is beyond understanding. Here was a simple French village populated with country folk going about their everyday tasks the fatal day the Nazii soldiers came. To destroy an entire village and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How anyone can give this a poor rating is unbelievable. It is not a "staged" touristy "attraction!" It happened, the old town is as it was untouched (save for the grass being cut) and the years have taken their toll of some of the buildings as you would expect. The museum is very informative and all the exhibits do have... More 

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those places you can't miss. It is the same as that fateful day 4 days after the D-Day invasion and you can walk the streets of the town as it was then when all the towns' inhabitants (save 1 woman and 4-5 men that escaped) were slaughtered by Nazi's as the allies were moving toward Paris.... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This as a truly humbling place that must be visited. It really hits home the brutality of the whole event surrounding the massacre better than any book or video could. Very worthwhile visiting. Highly reccomended

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I finally made it to Oradour-sur-Glane to view the village ruins. The SS Das Reich were responsible for the massacre of the entire village. I have read the account of the march of the Das Reich on their way to face the allies at Normandy from resting further south in France. This atrocity happened on the way. Well worth a... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to visit this place if you ever thought that war was glamorous. No need to tell you the history of this place, if you don't already know you sure will after half an hour. We saw elderly French people walking around in tears, even after all these years. The whole experience is like a punch in the guts... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did not know of this village until the owner of our B&B recommended it. This village was the site of atrocities committed by the SS on 10 June 1944. The people were herded together, separated into groups of women/children and men and then massacred in a number of locations in the village. The village was then set on fire... More 

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Worcester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on an appropriately grey and drizzly day. For those who don't know about Oradour sur Glane, it was the scene of one of the worst Nazi atrocities. In June 1944 the town was strounded and all the men women and children killed. Only one survived. This was because the Nazis believed they were hiding the resistance. Only one... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Powerful and chilling reminder against all human atrocities remembering the massacre by the Waffen-SS of 642 men, women and children in the 'left-as-it-was-in-1944' village of Oradour-Sur-Glane.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stepping back in time, like it happened only last week or month. Very moving, words cannot describe what you see and imagine the events that took place here.. Worth a visit, definitely - but you only need to go the once - I didn't take pictures it's not that type of tourist attraction xx

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