Oradour village sign on the D3

    This road sign for Oradour-sur-Glane is on the D3, approaching the village from the west and it shows both the normal French and the Occitan spelling of the name. Occitan was one of the languages used in the south of the country during the middle-ages and it is currently enjoying something of a renaissance throughout the Languedoc (Language of the Oc), "Oc" is the Occitan word for "Yes" and Oradour is near the northern limit of its use. This is a modern sign and previous versions would have been in French only, see How to get there and places to stay for more local information.

Oradour road sign in both French and Occitan


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Michael Williams February 2008