REMEMBRANCE CENTRE - MARTYR VILLAGE OF ORADOUR-SUR-GLANE
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The Centre de la Mémoire contributes to the indispensable duty of remembrance by providing the information necessary to understand the tragedy. Its memory trail takes the visitor from 1933 to 1953, from the expansion of Nazism in Europe to the Bordeaux trial. Five exhibition areas provide a better understanding of the historical reality and the exemplary nature of Oradour: the rise of Nazism, the French defeat, collaboration and resistance, the policy of terror, the days of 8 and 9 June 1944, the story of the tragedy of 10 June, national recognition, the trials and amnesty, the reconstruction of Oradour, a reflection on the tragedy. Also to be seen outside, the statue dedicated to the martyrs of Oradour-sur-Glane.
The ruins of the martyred village, which cover an area of 15 hectares, have been maintained in the state they were in after the massacre. Signs invite those present to meditate on the paths and roads where bullet holes can still be seen on the walls as well as cars and rails left behind. The preservation of this village after the massacre bears witness to this atrocious barbarity for future generations. Oradour is a symbol of a France wounded by the German occupation. The new Oradour, rebuilt by the State, is a typical example of post-war urban planning with its right-angled streets. The new church, inaugurated in 1953, has stained glass windows designed by Pierre Parot and made by Francis and Pierre Chigot.
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Closed from 16 December to 31 January. Open 7 days a week from February 1st to December 15th included. From February 1st to February 28th: from 9am to 4pm. From March 1st to May 15th: from 9am to 5pm. From May 16 to September 15: from 9am to 6pm. From September 16 to October 31: from 9am to 5pm. From November 1st to December 15th: from 9am to 4pm. Closing the site 1 hour after the last access. Annual closing from 16 December to 31 January inclusive. Parking under video surveillance. Free up to 10 years old (and job seekers, blind, mentally handicapped, journalists, ICOM members, bus drivers). Adult: €7.80. Family package (2 adults + 2 children or more): 22 €. Reduced rate: 5.20 € (students, young people from 10 to 18 years old, motor disabled + 1 accompanying person, accompanying blind and mentally disabled people, veterans and war victims). Presence of an elevator. Guided tour. Shop. Media library. Animals are not allowed.
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