Oradour-sur-Glane tourism and travel guide

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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.

Oradour-sur-Glane is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Montrol-Senard at 12 km and Brigueuil at 14 km.

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

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



at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to...

See Saint-Junien guide


at 12 km (direction north-west)

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 14 km (direction west), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide


at 17 km (direction south-east)

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide
Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to...

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a...

See Rochechouart guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited...

See Limoges guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the...

See Chalus guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

See Le-Dorat guide

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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)

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Tourist attractions near Oradour-sur-Glane, France

What to do at Oradour-sur-Glane? 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 du Limousin (21km)

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

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

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

Oradour-sur-Glane is in the southern-centre of France at 19 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Oradour-sur-Glane is 340 kilometres from Paris).

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