This is the ruined Desourteaux garage on the Rue Emile Desourteaux, the main road through Oradour. The church is to the left of view. The sign reads "Here at this place of torment a group of men were massacred and burnt by Nazis. Collect your thoughts". The picket fence is a notional barrier to keep curious visitors out of the ruins, this is because they are in a somewhat unstable condition and would be hazardous to explore. Only the church is fully open to the public. See the village plan for location details.
Michael Williams November 2005