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Good Evening,

Today we visited the Martyred Village at Oradour-sur-Glane. It is a moving experience and well worth a visit if you are in the area of Limoges.

We are currently parked up at the Aire in the village along with 16 others!!
It is a very nice Aire and it is advisable to get here early (before 3pm).
We parked next to another British couple who we later found out were fellow MHF members. Mr & Mrs Gelathe :)



Tomorrow we are heading towards Mont Dore (Clermont Ferrand) :lol:

Dean & Angela
 

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Oradour-sur-Glane is a place that everyone should visit. A very proud village with a real story to tell.
Stop a while and think, you will find it impossible not to shed a tear.
Whilst I took a lot of photos, they are not for sharing. They are for personal memories. I tell people a brief outline and leave them to visit for themselves. It is a story that needs to be told by the village.
Excellent Aire that gets very busy in August, but no problem doubling up on the concrete hard stands.

Very close to Rocamadour, which is also a place to visit and gaze in amazement. And don't forget Feerie.
Gerry
 

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Fairportgoer said:
..........Today we visited the Martyred Village at Oradour-sur-Glane. It is a moving experience and well worth a visit if you are in the area of Limoges.

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Dean & Angela
You're right, it is a moving experience but for us the moving experience was in the cemetery not in the ruined houses.
The houses are maintained as ruins and France seems to have scoured the country to find a sewing machine and pram for so many. For those of us old enough to remember, newsreels during WW2 showed large parts of London, Coventry, Hull and other uk cities with acres of ruins as a result of German bombs and rockets.

The cemetery shows the full story of the families decimated and even obliterated by the horrific, cold blooded massacre of the village's occupants.
 

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Nice Aire - Oradour

We went back recently, having been there 20 years ago.

The cars, sewing machines, prams etc then were in relatively good condition - I think they are all from the town itself, it is quite a big place, not a village by any means - it is a bit sad to see them all crumbling, especially the cars.

There is a book by a chap called Robin Mackness, with an interesting spin on the reason for the massacre.

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Hope I am not telling you how to suck eggs but past Clement Freud (Sorry about the slip) you can come off on the N9 (i think) towards
Anglards-de-Saint-Flour.

We are determined this beautiful lake properly next trip over and beautiful views and an historic bridge\viaduct over part of it.

And that will include a trip on the large tourist lake boat. Birdge is for trains looking at map or maybe canal boats or water or it might be holding up the sides of the mountains.
 

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Re: Nice Aire - Oradour

hmh said:
We went back recently, having been there 20 years ago.

The cars, sewing machines, prams etc then were in relatively good condition - I think they are all from the town itself, it is quite a big place, not a village by any means - it is a bit sad to see them all crumbling, especially the cars.

There is a book by a chap called Robin Mackness, with an interesting spin on the reason for the massacre.

Helen
There's information on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oradour-sur-Glane
 

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Hi Dean and Angela( and others) thanks for that-another one on our list for next month!

Pusser- what's the name of the lake pse? Can't find it on AR
 

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Ah Garabit!

Thanks Pusser- we found ourselves there about 15 years ago when we were tuggers. We pulled in at an Aire off the Autoroute not expecting to come across the huge metal bridge across the "chasm"- very impressive. Our lunch break lasted about 3 hours that day!
 

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Ah Garabit!

Thanks Pusser- we found ourselves there about 15 years ago when we were tuggers. We pulled in at an Aire off the Autoroute not expecting to come across the huge metal bridge across the "chasm"- very impressive. Our lunch break lasted about 3 hours that day!
We are going to treat ourselves to a couple of nights in a hotel on the lac. We did say this last year and managed to miss it.

It has got to be the place to stop off on the way down south. Magical.
 

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Thanks for links and pics. Now can't wait to get the van heading south.
 
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