Oradour-sur-Glane Things to Do
Difficult to not feel a chill when you walk in here and seeing where the women and children were herded where the altar is and into the alcoves on the side. This is the only building in the village that can be visited from the inside.
The 1st photo shows the Oradour tramway station. It seems rather meaningful that from the Oradour-sur-Glane sign, only the letters ORAGE remain, Orage meaning Storm.
The Well is known as the "Tragic Well of Oradour-sur-Glane"
After I entered the village, I walked into a ruined area which used to be a Farmhouse. There were some walls standing and burnt out farm implements. Then I noticed the cross, and what looked like a pile of stones, but turned out to be a Well.
After the massacre, they found many dead bodies in this well and they were not all French, some of them were German Soldiers.
Now, it is a site of rememberance.Related to:
- Museum Visits
- Historical Travel
Oradour-sur-Glane Off The Beaten Path
A 13km drive took us to the medieval town of St. Junien. The town is named after its Patron Saint [6th century religious hermit, named Julien]
The hermit was said to cure the faithful with holy spring water.
The 11th century Romanesque monastery of St-Junien was built around his tomb and is worth a visit for its sculptures and frescoes.
In the town we saw many fountains with unusual sculpture's of a Dragonfly. I believe, the Dragon fly is related to water, so I guess it maybe to do with the holy spring water.