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So Moving

Probably the most moving, thought provoking place I have visited. Bullet holes in the walls and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lydia S
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Educate against war

Excellent museum that drives home the facts of such a moving place and adds faces and persona to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
flybazz
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Paisley, United Kingdom
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Centre de la Memoire | L'auze, 87520 Oradour-sur-Glane, France
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 21, 2016

These ruins are possibly the most evocative and sobering that I will ever visit. The insanity of one man - one rogue SS officer - laid bare for all to see... and yet we never learn... Oradour is being repeated in the middle east today,...More

3  Thank p_d_s_ashby
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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Firstly, the village is an excellent visit that shouldn't be missed by anyone visiting the area, even with youngsters of whom the French are usually incredibly forgiving when they can't be "silent". I was shocked by the underhand tactics to get you to pay for...More

1  Thank gingernut32
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably the most moving, thought provoking place I have visited. Bullet holes in the walls and just imagining the horror of what those bullets had passed through. Men, women and children, the youngest 8 weeks. Then driving through neighbouring villages to imagine what Oradour would...More

Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum that drives home the facts of such a moving place and adds faces and persona to the human costs of War and what society is capable of if not tolerant, inclusive and excepting of one another

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This visit was with friends who had come over for a visit, they enjoyed the visit a lot and I had very little appreciation of the atrocities carried out during the war within France prior to my visit. Many years ago I visited Belsen which...More

Thank Dave G
Reviewed September 19, 2018

I was deeply moved by my visit here. I wanted to read everything on every wall and to listen to every word in my ear on the audio device. On the way out of the centre, there's a corridor and every victim is memorialised by...More

Thank Dingledoodie
Reviewed September 11, 2018

anyone who thinks war is ok should see this place, our family went there whilst on holiday. ages 67 down to 15.we where all shocked at what we saw. outside birds singing inside not a sound.

Thank bobthegardener2016
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

A great centre with the history of what lead to WW11 and then the circumstances around the tragedy of Oradour-sur-Glane. Unfortunately only 50% of the information is translated to English, and the 12 min movie is woefully subtitled. As I have extensively researched the subject...More

1  Thank travellingdragon2018
Reviewed September 9, 2018

If time permits, the museum's entry fee and the time required to go through the museum is definitely worthwhile. The museum attempts to explain the events leading to the massacre and why this massacre happened.

Thank Denise B
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Without going into the history of this village,it was very humbling to be walking round the scene of a massacre. We did the museum which was tastefully done.There is headsets for the duration of the tour....Eerie very eerie....

Thank Brian H
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

This was fascinating without being over the top morbid. I learnt so much from the displays and photographs. I didn’t use the headphone commentary though my partner did. I chose to read and absorb everything as I went around. We bought several books to read...More

Thank Sam F
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Allow at least 2 - 3 hours to visit this memorial site properly. We had audio guides through the memorial museum and then bought a guide with map showing the various sites at which the atrocities took place. No photos are allowed in the memorial...More

1  Thank Anita1439404
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There is a lift to the museum and there are level, paved walkways to help access the main site. Wherever there are steps there are ramps that conform to EU requirements for safe access for all.
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