Centre de la Memoire, Oradour-sur-Glane

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  • You won't enjoy being there, but go. The museum is well presented and the town is .. chilling. How could this have occurred, how could people have done this. You won't come away skipping and laughing,...  more »
  • The memory is paying but very affordable. The tour is very well explained and it is well aware of the barbarism of men against other men. After the visit I think everyone wishes that such inhumanity will not recur. don't hesitate to take teens
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  • It is hard to know what to write about what is essentially a war grave. The cruelty and barbarity of the Nazis beggars belief. I went in February and so had the museum and village to myself. Let us ke...  more »
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  • If you're at all interested in WW2 history then you dont need to be an enthusiast to appreciate this memorial. The ruined town untouched since its tragic end with rusty vehicles and odd bits of homeware still in place is haunting. The museum graphically describes the horrors and the impact on those left behind. As you would hope, they ask for silence in the actual town, and respect every where on site. In early September the heat was quite inescapable around the town so leave small children behind if possible, be ready for a solemn and sobering experience full of meaning, wear a hat and have a bottle of water in your bag!
  • A truly haunting experience. Beautifully preserved and respectful monument to the village that was destroyed by the German SS in WWII. This is not to be missed.
  • A place where history shows what can be worst in humanity. The site has been preserved in the state the Germans left it after their slaughter. Entrance to the old city is free. One negative points : people playing pokemon go right in the middle of the church where kids were shot to dead and burnt
  • Stunning tribute to a terrible moment in history. The SS used this small village as an example to those helping The Resistance. The whole village has been preserved excellently, and a very good museum takes you through the history of what happened here. The motto of this place is "Remember Oradour", meaning these places need to be remembered, to prevent anything like this happening ever again.
  • Very moving. The village itself is very peaceful and happy though now. The birds were singing and the sky was blue. The souls of the poor people who died on that terrible day have moved on now and have been received by the light. They rest in peace.