Notice at entrance to Centre de la Mémoire banning dogs

    This notice was in the car park for the Centre de la Mémoire in Oradour-sur-Glane in October 2018. It is a replacement for the not very well made and dirt-collecting sign first displayed in April 2010, but the information shown is the same. The main information it gives is a plan of the Centre with opening dates and times for both the Centre and the ruins. On the main display at lower left, are:

    a) a sign prohibiting dogs from entering either the ruins, or the Centre de la Mémoire (exact wording being, "Animals are not allowed except guide dogs") and next ...

    b) a sign prohibiting the taking of photographs within the Centre de la Mémoire (exact wording being, "Pictures and films are not allowed in the Centre de la Mémoire") and next ...

    c) a sign banning of eating and drinking throughout the site (exact wording being, "No food allowed") and lastly ...

    d) a sign asking visitors, "Please dress appropriately"

    The notice is mounted on a rusty iron plinth which is intended to give an impression of controlled decay and age. This is a common theme at historical sites in France these days.

Sign at entrance to the Centre de la Memoire in Oradour
Sign at the Centre de la Mémoire in Oradour-sur-Glane

 

Sign showing prohibitions at the Centre de la Mémoire
Sign at the Centre de la Mémoire showing restrictions and opening dates / times

 

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