Oradour sur Glanes

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  1. Reallyretired

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    This is a place we intend to visit perhaps in September. Does anyone know if dogs are allowed in the village?
     
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    You should have no problems taking your dogs around the village, I am not sure if they would be allowed in the visitor centre though.
    There is a free aire de service at Oradour, the place is well worth a visit.

    Brisey.
     
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    No dogs

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    10) Can I take my dog into the ruins and or the Centre de la Mémoire?

    The short answer is "No", but there is an exception for guide dogs of all types, however normal dogs are specifically excluded. This exclusion is mentioned on the information boards outside the Centre de la Mémoire and is unambiguous.
     

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    As Geo says, no dogs. The supermarket in the village also always has very good offers on with wine :BigGrin:.
     
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    Bit of a pain then. Means only one of us can go round at a time while the other dogsits.:Sad:
     
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    there is a retired belgian guy with a dog who "lives" on the aires at oradour.wen we were there in march he did dogsit 4 a german couple,who then bought him a couple of bottles of wine.hope that helps
     
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    Was he a German Shepard:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Don't know if it's still the same but when we went, the access to the actual village was via the 'Memory centre'. So if you can't take a dog in there, that means the whole place.

    It is rather like visiting a church ......... and very very quiet in the village which adds to the atmosphere. Also very few birds in the village itself when we went. That made me shiver because I've heard that said about Auschwitz and other such places ....

    Very good baker/patissiere/ice cream shop/cafe in the new village!
     
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    Hi, We visited three years ago, we didn't read the signs and took our little terrier into the village and the visitor centre. Once into the village it wasn't long before we were persued by an official who, in a dog loveing country, was not very polite, but did suggest in the end that if we carried Bobby at all times we could finish the tour.
    Michael
     
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    Afraid I don't fancy carrying Meg round, shes a bit heavy and doesn't keep still.
     
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    we are planning to visit here too in the next two weeks didnt realise there is an aire there, is it within walking distance of the memorial?
    dont know bout dogs....never owned one!!
     
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    The air is across the road,a 2 minute walk.
     
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    We were in Oradour last week. It is well worth a visit. The Aire is a good walk from the memorial but there is a car park near the memorial.
    Elizabeth
     
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    Oradour sur Glane is only 45 minutes or so from Parc Verger, and we have dog-sat for guests who wanted to visit the Martyr Village. Not only that, but we have a superb dog walk just 100m from our entrance, and many other walks locally. Our local vet is also on Jim's listing, speaks English, and has dealt with dog passports for many visitors. So do not feel restricted if you want the experience of visiting Oradour sur Glane - it is something you will never forget.
    Bob
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    we are planning on visiting oradour sur glane next easter on our way south.

    Thanks to everyone for posting all the information, i have been looking for a camp site nearby,,,,, and now i have found out there is a aires close to it. Brilliant.:thumb:
    Lou
     
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