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Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

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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." Before you head to Oradour-sur-Glane, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Oradour-sur-Glane tourist route planner, to make sure you see all that Oradour-sur-Glane has to offer, including Oradour-sur-Glane.
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  • Visited here recently and found the whole place an experience and very moving. This village has been left as it was in 1944 and is a very sober experience. An excellent visitors centre which we toured...  more »
  • i visited over 10 years ago if i ever have friends visiting France i tell them it is the place they must take time to visit, it was chilling, it was thought provoking it brings on the goosebumps and m...  more »
  • A very moving place to walk around. We visited last summer with our son and it brought home to us all the horror of the second world war. A really powerful experience.  more »
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  • Sad. Very sad
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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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  • I remember the emotion I was arriving on the site while I was very young, it was during a school outing cela my really marked for life.
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