Oradour-sur-Glane tourism and travel guide

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Visit Oradour-sur-Glane: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it was left in by the retreating Nazis in 1944. Very moving experience.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Oradour-sur-Glane. For detailed visitor information see the Oradour-sur-Glane travel guide.

Oradour-sur-Glane is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Limousin region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the southern-centre of France at 19 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Oradour-sur-Glane is 340 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Montrol-Senard at 12 km and Brigueuil at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Oradour-sur-Glane, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Oradour-sur-Glane in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Haute-Vienne

Map of places to visit near Oradour-sur-Glane

Markets in and near Oradour-sur-Glane

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (11km)
  • Limoges: market every day (18km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (31km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (43km)

More information about Oradour-sur-Glane, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Oradour-sur-Glane, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Oradour-sur-Glane.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium du Limousin (21km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perigord-Limousin (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (11km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (21km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (27km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (47km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin de Liliane (19km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (11km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (28km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Oradour-sur-Glane

Canton: Saint-Junien-Est

Arrondissement: Rochechouart

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87520

Distance to Oradour-sur-Glane

from Limoges (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 340 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 551 km

from Bordeaux: 175 km

from Strasbourg: 586 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Oradour-sur-Glane from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Javerdat and Veyrac.

This page in French: Visiter Oradour-sur-Glane