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Oradour-sur-Glane old town

Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
+33 5 55 43 04 30
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An important visit to make, even if a very uncomfortable one

A visit to Oradour sur Glane can do what many hours of history lessons on WWII will have difficulty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Guillaume R
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Very moving, a must

Why a must, so we can all be educated about what war can do, the effects it has on innocent people... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Del C
Warminster, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
+33 5 55 43 04 30
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to Oradour sur Glane can do what many hours of history lessons on WWII will have difficulty to achieve : get to your guts and make you see for real what atrocities were committed. Even if you will not be alone, the village...More

1  Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why a must, so we can all be educated about what war can do, the effects it has on innocent people and how we can mate sure it doesn't happen again. The village has been preserved in a sympathetic way, to thy and give us...More

1  Thank Del C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The town that the Nazis slaughtered spoiled only by idiots treating it like a film set with bizarre photo opportunities and loud conversation. Why can't people respect the solemnity and show some common decency. This is a site of a hideous war crime for god's...More

Thank alan c
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The second time I have been here and equally as mind numbing as before. How could people do this to another human is beyond belief. War has done some horrendous things and this is yet another example. The village is how it was left after...More

Thank Angela J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A visit to Oradour-sur-Glane has always been at the back of my mind for some years but have just never travelled that way so the chance of an hour or so's detour was not passed up. The fate of most of the villagers and their...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a truly harrowing place to visit. The village where unspeakable atrocities were carried out and the village preserved as it was. The exhibition before the memorial village explains the background and why the village was chosen. It makes for pretty difficult reading/listening though I...More

1  Thank 1983trees
Reviewed July 14, 2017

This is an impressive monument to the craziness of war. The monument is so effective because it was kept as is. The bodies are no longer there, but there is the normalcy of daily life that can easily be reconstructed in your mind as well...More

Thank Vijgeblad
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

In what world did these soldiers live where it was considered correct to murder defenceless men, women and children? Becoming battle hardened is a reality but I am offended that this occurred. Professional military personnel dont do things like this.... enough said.... This is what...More

1  Thank stevehe159
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in history this is worth a visit. It is sad and surreal but interesting to learn about and see. The actual village is free so if you read up about it before hand on the internet you can go and look...More

1  Thank Justine C
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

The French were right to leave this town as a memorial, for so many reasons. I couldn't help thinking of the troubles in Syria where Daesh use innocent people as human shields. Has humanity learnt nothing in 70 years? The innocent people of Oradour were...More

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Colin A
August 2, 2017|
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Response from Maggie S | Reviewed this property |
See the answer from Sarah S above. Ex`ct times are on their website Have a great visit.
January 8, 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
To far for a day trip from England. We stayed nearby and spent about an hour in the museum, which is mostly pictures depicting the history of the war and the village, but could have spent longer, and about an hour and a half... More
June 13, 2016|
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Response from spamobile | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take children, but indeed it would be good to teach them a lesson in respect, respect the serenity. Don't forget that it is a haunting place if you realize the history, might not be suitable for all kids but if... More