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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

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Address: Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
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+33 5 55 43 04 30
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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The village is left as a memorial to the outrage. It is a hard place to visit and take things in but if it makes anyone more tolerant then the visit is worth it. Recommend going... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tring, United Kingdom
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Tring, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The village is left as a memorial to the outrage. It is a hard place to visit and take things in but if it makes anyone more tolerant then the visit is worth it. Recommend going to the exhibition too to get more detail

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Markyate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever friends come and stay with my in the region. I always bring them here. It's important people come and see what happened. Oradour is a crumbling memory slowly fading away of what happened. It tells the story as you walk it's silent streets and see the houses and memorials of where people where shot and burnt alive. Horrific poignant... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

This is a place where everyone with an interest in history should add to their bucket list. Its also a place every child should be taken, to show what can happen when too much power is handed to too few people.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Before you even enter the village, there is an ominous feeling as you approach the entrance. I read about what happened here..... how the Nazi'a came and rounded everyone up and forced them into the church and then set fire to the church. Those who tried to escape were met with machine guns being fired at them. There was a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We traveled for over an hour to get to the old village of Oradour sur Glane and are so pleased we did. It is a difficult place to visit emotionally and is probably the most moving experiences we have ever had. The history behind the village is unbelievable and whilst walking round the village you can get a sense of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This is a difficult place to get to but thats why its so special. We crossed from Annecy and stayed in Montlucon and then travelled onto Bordeau. Visit the Museum first, then if you are English speaking get the booklet in the shop before you go to the remains of the town. You will require up to 3 hours there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 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 November 13, 2016 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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