Centre de la Memoire, Oradour-sur-Glane

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Centre de la Memoire is located in Oradour-sur-Glane. Plan to visit Centre de la Memoire and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oradour-sur-Glane attractions using our Oradour-sur-Glane itinerary maker.
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  • We heard about this village of the martyrs from friends even though many of our French friends knew little about it. It is where time stopped after the SS attacked and wiped out a whole village in 194...  read more »
  • We had planned on visiting Oradour-sur-Glane as part of a World War II trip and it was the furthest South we wanted to travel in just a long weekend. Well worth the distance as it was incredible. Chil...  read more »
  • Anyone who has not heard of this memorial should acquaint themselves with the story and plan to visit when they are in the Limousin or surrounding area. You can imagine a lovely, quite ordinary rural ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Stunning monument to locals who lost their lives during WWII. Quiet and surreal and we'll worth a stop to visit. The only negative I would say is that the occasional tourist helicopter can disrupt the peace.
  • A haunting and eerie memorial town, yet rich in history. Read the story online before visiting for full impact and understanding.
  • Realigns your view of humanity. A very sobering and fascinating story. Don't miss it.
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