On the trail of the horrors of the Second World War
Oradour-sur-Glane is a picturesque little commune nestling in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, 22 kilometres north-west of Limoges, that is famous for having preserved the horrors of the Second World War and, more specifically, of 10 June 1944.
Witness to a brutal massacre perpetrated by Nazi troops in 1944, this village is today a poignant memorial to the tragic consequences of the war.
The history of Oradour-sur-Glane
On 10 June 1944, during the German occupation, the SS Das Reich division invaded Oradour-sur-Glane. The German soldiers coldly massacred more than 600 inhabitants, including women and children, and set fire to the village.
The massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane remains a poignant reminder of the suffering inflicted during the Second World War.
After the war, France decided to preserve the village as a memorial to the horrors of the war and the Nazi occupation.
This makes Oradour-sur-Glane more than just a French village.
The destroyed village has been left as it was, with the exception of a few buildings restored to preserve the memory of this tragedy.
📌 Find out more about the Martyr Village of Oradour-sur-Glane.
The Remembrance Centre
If you would like to deepen your understanding of the history of Oradour-sur-Glane, you are more than welcome to visit the nearby Centre de la Mémoire.
The Centre de la Mémoire offers a collection of photographs, testimonies and personal objects that tell the story of the village and the people who lived there.
The museum plays a vital role in educating future generations about the horrors of war and the importance of peace.
Book your hotel in Cieux
Set down your suitcases close to Oradour-sur-Glane, ... a place charged with emotion where you can remember the tragic history of Oradour-sur-Glane.
Auberge La Source in Cieux offers 7 comfortable and spacious rooms, ideal for groups, couples or families staying near Oradour-sur-Glane.
Located in a quiet, friendly environment, our hotel is sure to recharge your batteries for the duration of your stay.
The advantages of our hotel near Oradour-sur-Glane
- Auberge La Source is ideally located just 8 minutes' drive from Oradour-sur-Glane 🚗
- You can also get there by bike in 20 minutes 🚲
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