Discover the ruins of the Martyr Village of Oradour-sur-Glane in Cieux during your stay near Limoges in the Haute-Vienne
Classified as a historical monument in 1946, shortly after this terrible annihilation, the Martyr Village and its ruins are a site preserved in its original state.
Testifying to the atrocities of the time implemented by the Nazis and experienced by the population of Oradour-sur-Glane, the ruins are essential to remember and pay tribute to the victims of this tragedy.
The massacre of June 10, 1944
642 victims were massacred on June 10, 1944, in Oradour-sur-Glane during the Second World War; crimes committed by the second armored division of the Waffen-SS "Das Reich" consisting of approximately 200 SS waffen.
The entire village was looted and burned with nameless brutality and atrocity. Entire families were killed at random in the homes and streets of the village. Inside the church, women and children were massacred, outside the church, soldiers tried to destroy it with explosives.
The ruins of the Martyr Village, a place of memory
During your visit to this irreplaceable memorial place, you will also be able to feel a strong emotional aspect.
The abominable and painful memories of the massacre are still present in the minds of the inhabitants of the village. That is why the ruins of the Martyr Village represent an important place of memory to remember and pay homage to the inhabitants sadly massacred that day.
The Center of Memory
To learn more and understand the history of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, we advise you to visit the Centre de la mémoire before visiting the Martyr Village and its ruins. This will allow you to understand step by step, with the help of documentaries, films made from images and commentaries, the last hours before the massacre of June 10, 1944.
Organize your stay in Oradour-sur-Glane in Limoges
If you wish to spend a few days, a weekend or a longer stay in Oradour-sur-Glane near the Martyr Village, the Auberge la Source Hotel offers you fully renovated rooms in a quiet and peaceful place in the heart of the Massif " Les Monts de Blond ".
Located only 8 km by car from the village ruins, we will be delighted to welcome you.
For more information, do not hesitate to consult our availability of rooms and book now your stay at the best rate on line.