Oradour sur glane

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  1. The Cruisers

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    We are going to France at end of October for a week via the tunnel. Do you know how far Oradour is from the tunnel and I assume it's not closed off in the autumn/winter months?
    Do you know If there is somewhere for motorhomes to park there?
    Few questions here, I know, but would appreciate your help.
    Thanks
     
  2. Munchie

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    From tunnel approx 7/8 hours.
    It will be open.
    Really good aire there.
    About 45 minutes from Parc Verger

    Hope that helps!
     
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    There is an Aires in the car park area. Not sure how far it is from the tunnel but i'de say its in the centre of France. We visited it when staying in the Limousin.
     
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    Aire [​IMG]
     
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    We stayed at Oradour a few years ago in February(?). The aire was open but the facilities were closed. And it was cold! It was the only time our frost protection has kicked in when we were in the van.
    When we visited the memorial there were very few people about and odd flakes of snow drifting in the wind. Much more atmospheric than a busy summer.
     
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    Can always stay at Parc Verger and just visit Oradour
     
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    We arrived at the aire the night before and spent the whole day there, it is really worth going to. The aire was quiet, got a good nights sleep there.
     
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    Large aire within walking distance sign posted and quiet. Toilets and water there. Very moving place enjoy and remember
     
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    Excellent place to visit, and it's free (if you don't visit the exhibition). Can't say it's enjoyable as such, but you have to go.
     
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    It stays with you, the visit. I was born in 1942. There's a picture of the children in the class of '42, all of them were murdered. It's a very telling, and chilling, reminder - to leave the whole village as it was. Oddly enough, I saw no German visitors while I was there. What are we like, us humans?
     
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    Be sure to take an umbrella if the weather looks like it could rain ,there is nowhere to take cover whilst in the village.
     
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    We visited last year. The car park has plenty of MH parking bays. It was late in the afternoon when we arrived, after visiting the village (which was very moving) we intended going to the aire, but when we got back to the van we noticed that most of the vans looked like they were settling in for the night. The Belgian couple who were parked beside us, told us the aire was full and they were staying the night, so we did. We had no problems and a very good nights sleep.
     
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    There is enough reading about the events and people involve here http://www.oradour.info/ to keep you going for a month or three.

    If you want to stay a little north of the place I recommend St Benoit-du-Sault (46.441474, 1.393148). A few miles off J20 of the A20, list in the most beautiful villages in France. Parking is free, water is two euros using a credit card and the free WiFi from the tourist Office reaches the MH parking spaces.
     
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    we were there last month. very moving place. the aire is ok but not flat,and the bays are a bit small for larger mh.
    we moved to parc verger for 3 nights, and if you use the toll roads you can do calias in about 7 hours.
    we stayed at cite europa before catching an early ferry .
     
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    If in France and near here, YOU MUST visit. Then have a hard think of what is going on in world!!. It will not be an enjoyable visit but a visit is a must.
    colyboy
     
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    We have looked up the village and the story, very moving. Since we will be going through Limoges next week we intend to go and 'take a look' and stop over on our way towards the Loire Valley, thank you!
     
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    Very interesting read Richard, would love to visit the historic WW2 sites at some point, I lost both my grandfathers in WW2
     
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    It is a very special place and should be treated with respect.

    Unfortunately when we were there, a couple were laughing and joking doing selfies with the church in the background, and they were old enough to know better :(

    Andrew
     
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