Opening times
for both the ruins and the Centre de la Mémoire at Oradour-sur-Glane
see also:
How to get there and places to stay

Reopening of the Centre de la Mémoire is scheduled from 09:00 on Wednesday 19th May at 09:00 (using appropriate health measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19).

Access to and exit from the ruins, is via the Centre de la Mémoire when it is open, see below.

Note: all closing times shown on the plaque below may be one hour earlier from May 2021.

Opening dates and times for Oradour-sur-Glane
Opening dates and times for the ruins (dates for the Centre de la Mémoire are shown below)


Access arrangements for the ruins are:

From 1st February to 15th December, entrance and exit is via the Centre de la Mémoire when it is open.

Out of hours exit when the Centre de la Mémoire is closed, is via the small gate leading to the road to Confolens (the D9)

From 16th December to 31st January, entrance and exit is via both the Northern gate and the Southern gate at each end of the village (during these dates the Centre de la Mémoire is closed).

Ruins closed on: 25th December and 1st January.

Check with the Centre de la Mémoire website if closing times are critical to you, because following the Covid-19 pandemic, times may have been altered and seem to be changing quite often.


Opening dates and times to access the ruins are:

NOTE: all closing times may be one hour earlier from May 2021

   From 1st November to 29th February

9h - 17h (16h?)

   From 1st March to 15th May

9h - 18h (17h?)

   From 16th May to 15th September

9h - 19h (18h?)

   From 16th September to 31st October

9h - 18h (17h?)

   25th December and 1st January

Closed

These ruins are those of the Martyr village of Oradour-sur-Glane, which was destroyed by the 2nd Panzer Division Das Reich on 10th June 1944 and have been left in a Ruined State ever since as a permanent reminder of the cruelty and barbarity of war.


Opening dates and times to access the Centre de la Mémoire are:

NOTE: all closing times may be one hour earlier from May 2021

   From 1st February to 29th February

9h - 17h (16h?)

   From 1st March to 15th May

9h - 18h (17h?)

   From 16th May to 15th September

9h - 19h (18h?)

   From 16th September to 31st October

9h - 18h (17h?)

   From 1st November to 15th December

9h - 17h (16h?)

   From 16th December to 31st January

Closed

   Last entrance:

1 hour before closure

    The Centre de la Mémoire is the visitor interpretation centre at Oradour-sur-Glane, housing a permanent exhibition of what happened at Oradour. It offers advice to the visitor and has a bookshop from which further information in the form of maps, books, CDs and DVDs can be purchased. It has adequate free parking and toilets (with disabled access), but as of 2021 has no refreshment services. Cafes are available in the new town, just a short walk away from the Centre de la Mémoire.

    For further information about times, access, accommodation and how to get to Oradour, see: How to get there and places to stay.

 

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