Entrance to the ruins of Oradour-sur-Glane
The sign on the right in the photo above
says "Souviens-Toi" and below it is the English translation:
Remember. The sign on the ground under the tree says "Silence."
The photo below shows the steps up to
the entrance into the ruins, after you come out of the tunnel
that begins in the Center of Memory. There is an elevator available
for those who can't climb the stairs, although the stairs are
not at all steep.
The photo below shows the entrance gate
on the right and on the left is the rust-colored side of the
tunnel which goes under the road and ends with stairs up to the
gate. In the background is the shell of a house which is also
shown in the second photo below.
The ruins are encircled by a low wall
that is shown in the photo below. This photo was taken from the
road that runs past the ruins and enters the new town on a street
called "The Tenth of June." The large house with no
roof is the former home of Dr. Paul Desourteaux and his son,
Dr. Jacaues Desourteaux.
The photo above shows the wall on the
right just after you enter the gate to the ruins. The Desourteaux
house is hidden behind this wall. The photo below was also taken
from the entrance road.