France
Arrondissement de Rochechouart

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  • Day4

    The massacre of Oradour sur Glane.

    January 28 in France ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Today we only drove 200km to the monumental town of Oradour sur Glane.
    It was wet and windy ride..
    The destroyed village of Oradour was impressive, it was unbelievable sad.
    Thinking about other places of this earth were this is real.
    Were today people have to live in the ruins of their homes, makes me believe that we need to do more to learn from each other and take care for the needing.

    We stay for the night. No use for pushing on.
    Going to cook our meal outside.
    And tomorrow,..
    Tomorrow we hope to pass Bordeaux. Than...the Pyreneeës. The barrier for Spain.
    Lieske will conquer!! 🤞
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  • 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.
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  • Day11

    Oradour-sur-Glane

    July 23, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    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.
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  • Day82

    Oradour-sur-Glane, France

    November 27, 2018 in France ⋅ ☁️ 6 °C

    Site of a WWII memorial, where the Nazis burnt an entire town to the ground. Rather than rebuild, President Charles DeGaull had the town built a kilometer or so away and left the burnt runs as a reminder of the horrors that the Nazis carried out. It was a disturbingly quiet and shocking exhibitRead more

  • 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...
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