"There's the school bell still hanging up there, reminding me how I was always late," said the 88-year-old former mechanic.
But for the French state, this is Europe's most important ghost village and there are fears that its ghosts are under threat.
Oradour-sur-Glane is unique in Europe: a fully preserved, ruined village that was the site of the worst Nazi massacre of civilians carried out on French soil.
Six hundred and 42 people, including 247 children, were shot or burnt alive on 10 June 1944 in an unexplained act of barbarity.
Hébras, who hid under a pile of dead bodies, was one of only a handful of survivors.
He lost his mother and two sisters in the carnage during which virtually all the villagers were killed, shot or burned alive.
Robert Hébras, survivor of the Oradour-sur-Glane massacre, said it was important to preserve the ruins of the village. »