The Upper Town in Oradour-sur-Glane

In Oradour-sur-Glane, the northern end of the main street, Rue de Emile Desourteaux, is called the Upper Town and the southern end, near the Church, is referred to as the Lower Town. Originally tourists were allowed to enter the village from either end. The photo above shows the Dupic house where the SS soldiers spent the night after burning all the other buildings in the town. It is located at the north end of Rue de Emile Desourteaux in the Upper Town.

The photo below shows another view of the Dupic house. According to the Official Publication, the soldiers had a drunken orgy after the massacre, consuming 25 bottles of champagne which they had found in the Dupic house. There were around 200 SS soldiers who were involved in the massacre.

The last house on the northern end of Rue de Emile Desourteaux is shown in the photo above. The sign, with the word "Silence" is the original sign placed at the northern entrance to the ruins. This entrance is now closed. The photo below shows a closer view of the house. Notice the old well; the houses in Oradour-sur-Glane did not have running water.

The Tram Station

Post Office & Hotel Avril

Girls School