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EErie plave

Awful reminder of the civilian cost of war.German's involved in this were evil. This place is as it... read more

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eddieprice13
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
The evil men do

A moving experience showing the humanity has learnt NOTHING from this horror. Seeing innocent lives... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tracey G
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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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Centre de la Memoire, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Awful reminder of the civilian cost of war.German's involved in this were evil. This place is as it was left by the German's. All Germa's should be ashamed of what went on here.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A moving experience showing the humanity has learnt NOTHING from this horror. Seeing innocent lives ruined by others is unforgivable but were are still seeing it now in so many parts of the world Oradour and the dignity of this memorial is a credit to...More

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The review below says it all. The only extra comment re the museum is the audio guide does not fully cover all the information provided on the posters. And the 12 min movie subtitles were woeful. I took the bus after much research, so just...More

1  Thank travellingdragon2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no words to explain the atrocities that took place in this quiet town on 10 June 1944. This village located, at that time, in Nazi-occupied France was destroyed. Its 642 inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. French...More

1  Thank Denise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At a time when memories start fading and the WWII generation are all dying, this is an indispensable visit to show the horrors of the past. The site can only be entered through the museum whose exhibits include photos of what the village was like...More

Thank Regine H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live reasonably close to the martyred village and so have visited many times usually with visitors to us. People often ask "will I enjoy it". My answer is that it is not a place to be enjoyed but a place to reflect on and...More

1  Thank George C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should come here once in their life. Deeply moving, well preserved and respectful tribute to a truly terrible action and time.

Thank Jcotta1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to the Oradour-sur-Glane village massacred by the Nazis in 1944, is not an easy experience for a tourist but necessary if you want to understand recent history. We left this place feeling numb with realisation that humans could inflict such misery on fellow...More

1  Thank Keith D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had read about this terrible atrocity, but were shocked by the extent of the town. This is truly a 21st century Pompeii, a place frozen in time. It is the small things - the mangled pushchair in the church and the Singer sowing machines...More

Thank winchcombe1_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A perfect example of the futility of war and the de-humanisation and cruelty it can engender through the murder of 642 villagers. It's quite a unique experience to walk within this abandoned village and imagine what happened here especially when you can see the new...More

1  Thank Nick L
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ordinary-folk
July 25, 2018|
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Response from rpperkins1 | Reviewed this property |
Very easy to park and visit. No cost to visit site. It’s a must do.
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Storyteller78487
June 29, 2018|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
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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August 2, 2017|
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9am-7pm (up to the 15th September ) 9am-6pm (from the 16th September)
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