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A stark reminder of the horrors committed during the Second World War. Very unique and 100% worth a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
GrandTour814810
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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A must visit for everybody. A very Thoughtful visit.

This town was totally burned down by the nazis in 1944, and more than 600 people was killed within... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Jorn
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A stark reminder of the horrors committed during the Second World War. Very unique and 100% worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

This town was totally burned down by the nazis in 1944, and more than 600 people was killed within 6-8 hours by the Nazis as a revenge, for alleged killing of 2 Nazi officers by “the resistance” the day before. All women, children and men...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Oradour-sur-Glane or the Martyrd Village is poignant and powerful reminder of man's inhumanity and stands as it did when the Nazi blaze went out. It's free to enter through the Centre did la Memoire. It was E7.20 to go through the small exhibition of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nanette132
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

For most north Americans, we only know about WWII from movies. This site is heartbreakingly poignant. The town has been left as a living monument to the terrors of the Nazi regime. Despite the crowds, it remains eerily silent and is an emotional experience. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ed T
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

On entering the old town, you see the photos of all the villagers. On leaving the old town, I found myself looking at those photos for a great deal longer. Once I’d walked round the town the pictures all took on an extra poignancy. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

A great place to visit and to remember what was done to human beings in the war The story is harrowing and the village has been left as it was in 1945 Buildings, vehicles etc burnt beyond recognition as the Nazi’s did not want the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Before our visit we had no idea where to visit. Where we was staying the host said this is a must so we thought we would give it ago. All I can say is wow, how can some people be so evil in what they...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This was a very interesting and informative place to visit. The visitor centre was well thought out. I was impressed as to how the town itself was preserved as a monument to the great loss of life that occurred there. It clearly was a vibrant...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

This is one of those human tragedy's that get's overshadowed by other notorious human tragedy's. I have now visited this Memorial Site twice as I felt it was important to bring my adult son here to also experience this place. Your visit starts with a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

My partner brought me here on our road trip of France and it was the most striking place I have ever been. The history and massacre that occurred here is brought to life in front of your eyes when you see what the atrocities of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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ordinary-folk
July 25, 2018|
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Very easy to park and visit. No cost to visit site. It’s a must do.
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No fee for the village , but there’s is a fee for the visitor centre film etc approx 7.50 € An hour wouldn’t do it justice , but you could zip round the old village ( just) it’s not a place for rushing round though
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9am-7pm (up to the 15th September ) 9am-6pm (from the 16th September)
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