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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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This is the rements of a town the Nazis wiped out. Very haunting. Unforgettable. Emotional may not be good for young kids. How do you explain it, I am 66 and don't understand how... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the rements of a town the Nazis wiped out. Very haunting. Unforgettable. Emotional may not be good for young kids. How do you explain it, I am 66 and don't understand how this could happen to children

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this site on our way back to airport. The museum is excellent and it is well worth paying a little extra for the audio guide. The village itself is a sad reminder of man's inhumanity to man. It is incredible that 642 souls were murdered in such a well-planned and deliberate manner. The site is well preserved and... More 

Thank Molly1107
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An essential part of a visit to Oradour, a walk through the ruins of the town and especially a visit to the museum by the cemetery is like living through history with the spirits of those who died still around. While it is a desperately sad place, it evokes memories of the people who lived and worked here and who,... More 

Thank Ewingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's such a sad place, if you didn't know the history you'd hardly believe that something so horrific had happened there. Doesn't cost anything to get in and it's well worth the visit.

Thank EpicMouse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read about Oradour-sur-Glane we made an effort to visit while travelling in France. There are no words to adequately describe the sense of desolation as you walk through the ruins, looking into what was once someone' house or shop. A child's pram, toys, sewing machines and other poignant reminders of innocent lives taken on what started as an ordinary... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for all those who have heard of this atrocity. The library has some very good literature both in French and English. And you must visit the memorial wall where it has a list of all those that died. I noticed that a child of just 12 days old was listed. A sobering thought.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a weekday during school term so the village was quiet and peaceful. It is a stunning memorial to the atrocities of the war and a great place for contemplation. The display prior to visiting the village is excellent with much of it in English as well as French

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all that is going on in the world today, it makes you realise that I don't think we as humans will ever change. This event 10th June 1944 was an atrocity. Sometimes you have to go and see these things, no use hiding from such events. This was just man being cruel, vindictive, not war, as it had basically... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only heard about this place in the past couple of years glad that I went.A reminder of whaat a waste war is and that we still haven,t learned anything.Chilling at times as you have a glimpse into June 1944 in rural France.Wothwhile if you are in this neck of the woods.

Thank Scattups1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was absolutely blown away visiting Oradour-sur-Glane. I read about this place and wanted to visit, I never realised the horrors of what happened till I visited. There is a 10 min story in the theatre which explains all. This place is worth visiting, costs around €7.00

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