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Oradour-sur-Glane, Oradour-sur-Glane

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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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  • Passing through the area we went family discover this historic site in order to make a work of memory. We could observe and imagine the horror of this tragedy in respectful silence. A poignant and careful work of restitution and conservation was performed by the State, associations and the families of the deceased. It is a place of emotions, solemnly preserved. Us all to draw the necessary lessons...
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  • It's difficult to recommend somewhere which owes its fame to an afternoon of such terror and depravity. If I could recommend it to anyone it would be to the head of OFSTED to make it a compulsory visi...  read more »
  • Visit to do if we have a little time ahead to stop on the streets and the ruins of the village. The atmosphere is strange and time-consuming. People who visit respect the silence. There seems to a good back in history and we feel a great sense of sadness... The visit of the Church is particularly challenging. Personally I felt the presence of all these victims massacred... We didn't have time to make the center of the memory but I think it is to do. Access is suitable for all public and discreet... To do
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