Places to visit in France - Oradour-sur-Glane was a village destroyed by a German military unit in killing 642 of its inhabitants. Although a new village was built nearby to replace it, today the original village stands as a memorial.
This town was abandoned because the Nazis rounded all the citizens up & killed them. France left the entire town untouched as a memorial. The people were buried, but the items; cars, bikes, baby carriages, still remain
abandoned The small village of Oradour-sur-Glane, France, is the setting of unspeakable horror. During World War II, 642 residents were massacred by German soldiers as punishment for the French Resistance.
Oradour-sur-Glane : ce village tristement célèbre pour avoir été le théâtre de la barbarie nazie