The village of Oradour-sur-Glane
On a grimmer note : the village of Oradour-sur-Glane
Unique Qualities: On June 10, 1944, a Nazi SS Division surrounded the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a few miles west of Limoges, then ordered its 642 inhabitants to assemble in the town square. Women and children were then herded into the town church which was set on fire while they were machine-gunned. Men were executed. The entire town was then set on fire. A total of 245 women, 207 children and 190 men were killed.
Oradour-sur-Glane was never rebuilt, forever standing as a silent monument to Nazi atrocities.
Location: a few miles west of Limoges, it might not even be on your map. Visit this site like a cemetary, in respectuous contemplation.
More Info: A motto on the new Oradour town brochure reflects the attitude of its people: 'Ni haine - ni oubli.' Neither hate nor forgetfulness.
Classification: Museums, Site Seeing