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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: +33 5 55 43 04 30
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Probably one of the most moving experiences I have had, it is so tragic and very sad however important to visit and learn about. It was very touching and a reminder of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably one of the most moving experiences I have had, it is so tragic and very sad however important to visit and learn about. It was very touching and a reminder of the suffering these people went through. One of the best war memorials i have ever been too

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Delta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read a bit about the massacre before deciding to include it in our towns to visit. Tragic and sad as it is, we would not have missed the chance to see it. At first it was eerie to walk the streets of the village and look at the remains. There was a sense of the world stopping around us... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had read about this and have wanted to visit it for some time. We were on holiday a three hour drive away so booked an overnight stay nearby. To visit the old town is free, there is a small charge for the museum which you can have an audio guide. There is a fair English,and German, translation of the important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my third time to Oradour. This is a place where everyone should visit at some time. To read about the people who lived in this rural village when the Nazis came through is truly heartbreaking. The whole village is left exactly as it was after the retreating German had destroyed it along with all the inhabitants. It is... More 

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

I'm slightly stunned and saddened by the small handful of reviewers who found this memorial 'boring' and/or 'over-staged'. This place is haunting, thought provoking and terrifying in what it represents - the sub-bestial level that human beings can sink to in times of war and the truly demonic nature of the Nazi regime. It is deeply moving and provokes a... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

incredibly moving monument to both inhumanity and courage, what went on in this village should never be forgotten The whole place, is a fitting tribute and is a must for all people visiting France

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been twice now, once with my DH and once with my teenage children. I couldn't go again. The site has been preserved as it was in the aftermath of this senseless atrocity, and the devastation can be clearly seen, even down to the numerous bullet holes in the inside of the church. It is very emotional. The visitor... More 

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I had read about this town that the Nazis burned down but I didn't realize how big it was. As others have noted, the town was left just as it was burned with old cars, a sewing machine, etc., left in place. A new town was built right next this burnt out shell. There is a cemetery that lists all... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 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 October 20, 2016

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 

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