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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very well maintained site. Very poignant visit the visit the Church took guts we did only side free tour and we are disappointed not only hard to deal with this sad reality.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Very well kept site with not too much commercial PAL. Very impressive how a whole village can be swept away on a few hours and this 75j ago. Stand with that 600 residents here lost their lives!!!! Very well maintained as well. Though very busy in high season. Must see
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  • August 16, 2017
    We wanted to with my friend to visit the ruins of the village, looking to maintain a duty of memory... On arrival we have been denied access because we had a door 2 pounds puppy in our arms and so not on the ground. In this heat, and by pure consciousness impossible to leave it in the car. This lack of planning and understanding is very sad. Yet we wanted to conduct this visit. Too bad.
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  • July 31, 2017
    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.
  • January 25, 2016
    Sad. Very sad
  • June 10, 2017
    I find its good
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  • September 14, 2015
    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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  • November 20, 2015
    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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