Oradour-sur-Glane  Is about 50 minutes drive away and is a monument of a village ransack by SS troops on 10th June 1944.  A total of 642 people were killed and the village destroyed.  To this day there is no universally accepted explanation as to why it happened. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site, but on the orders of the then French President, Charles de Gaulle, the original has been maintained as a permanent memorial and museum.  It isn’t the easiest of visits and there is a lot to take in, but it is a fascinating place.

(Header image of Oradour-sur-Glane ©Richard Joyce Flickr)

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