Opening times
for the ruins at Oradour-sur-Glane
see also:
How to get there and places to stay

Opening dates and times at Oradour-sur-Glane
Opening dates and times for the ruins and the Centre de la Mémoire at Oradour-sur-Glane as displayed at the cemetery


Access arrangements for the ruins:

From 1st February to 15th December, entrance is via the Centre de la Mémoire.

From 16th December to 31st January, entrance is via both the Northern gate and the Southern gate at each end of the village. Out of hours exit is via the small gate at the Centre de la Mémoire leading to the road to Confolens (the D9)

Ruins closed on: 25th December and 1st January.


Opening dates and times to access the ruins are:

   From 1st November to 29th February

9h - 17h

   From 1st March to 15th May

9h - 18h

   From 16th May to 15th September

9h - 19h

   From 16th September to 31st October

9h - 18h

   25th December and 1st January

Closed

These ruins are those of the Martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane, which was destroyed by the 2nd Panzer Division Das Reich on 10th June 1944 and have been left in a Ruined State ever since as a permanent reminder of the cruelty and barbarity of war.


Opening dates and times to access the Centre de la Mémoire are:

   From 1st February to 29th February

9h - 17h

   From 1st March to 15th May

9h - 18h

   From 16th May to 15th September

9h - 19h

   From 16th September to 31st October

9h - 18h

   From 1st November to 15th December

9h - 17h

   From 16th December to 31st January

Closed

   Last entrance:

1 hour before closure

The Centre de la Mémoire is the visitor interpretation centre at Oradour-sur-Glane, housing a permanent exhibition of what happened at Oradour. It offers advice to the visitor and has a bookshop from which further information in the form of maps, books, CDs and DVDs can be purchased. It has adequate free parking and toilets (with disabled access), but as of 2016 has no refreshment services.

For further information about times, access, accommodation and how to get to Oradour, see: How to get there and places to stay.

 

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