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Arrondissement de Rochechouart

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7 travelers at this place:

  • Day6

    South to Rochechouart

    May 25, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Ascension Day - a 'jour de fete' -so only a few businesses open and just in the morning.

    Countless fields of poppies.
    Curious Limousin cattle.
    Man struggling to fit plants on his Harley Davidson.

    Staying at Camping de la Meteorite - this area hit by meteorites millions of years ago - in the rock formations.Read more

  • Day11

    Oradour-sur-Glane

    July 23, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 73 °F

    I saw this on The World at War years ago and wondered about going there one day. At the end of the second world war the Germans marched into town, rounded everyone up and shot them. Apparently this happened in lots of towns but this one was declared a war memorial to represent them all.
    It is strange, just a ghost town with rusty cars and sewing machines. They get a lot of visitors so there is a visitor centre and museum between the old town with its rusty cars and the new town that was built after the war.Read more

  • Day13

    Somewhat thwarted

    January 1, 2017 in France ⋅ ❄️ 0 °C

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oradour-sur-Glane_massacre

    So it turns out the site is closed on Christmas day and New Year's day. The ruined village is surrounded by a wall so I walked all around.

  • Day1

    Oradour sur Glane (87)

    May 25, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Finalement décidées à visiter Perigeux, une pancarte sur la route nous a fait changer d'avis.

    Le site était fermé à l'heure à laquelle nous sommes arrivées. Par le plus grand des hasards (merci au taboulé), nous avons appris qu'une sortie donnait dans le cimetière...

    L'horreur d'un village entièrement detruit le 10 juin 1944...Read more

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