Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

A German Waffen-SS company surrounded Oradour-sur-Glane on June 10, 1944, and within hours killed 642 people, including women and children, and razed the village. After the war, French president Charles de Gaulle ordered that the village not be rebuilt on the site of the massacre. Instead it would be maintained as an everlasting remembrance of the cruelty of the Nazi occupation and a memorial to those who died. Near the entrance is a museum. Songs, poems, and videos from all over the world have immortalized the destruction of this quaint French town, known as the "martyred village." See Oradour-sur-Glane and all Oradour-sur-Glane has to offer by arranging your trip with our Oradour-sur-Glane trip planning tool .
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  • Start with the Museum, which is well designed with photos, video, writing... the village is very well maintained, time stopped, and we can see the massacre... I find it great to be able to keep this authentic village and reconstructed a new next...
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  • Everyone passing close to here should stop off for a couple of hours and visit this place Very interesting and worth the detour  more »
  • The visit is always impressive - extraordinary preserved nature stopped and time also he must wander and think about times past as future I recommend visiting this site
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  • Terrible events happened here, a very sombre place. I'll put my main points on the other site, this was to specifically put pictures of the church up. This is one of the main focal points of the memorial and is brilliantly preserved. I'd ask that people show due respect for the dead, this includes keeping children quiet in the church. This is a must see while at the Oradour memorial.
  • Sad. Very sad
  • I find its good
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  • Very shocking, touching place. How not to have the blood that freezes when we will "walk" these streets so devastated... This is despite quite an interesting place that we open our eyes to the barbarism of the war. I will return.
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  • It is being repaired at the moment.
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