Another side of this historically sad event is the impressive reconstructive work that was done right after, and which is truly oriented towards Modernism. Normandy is a right place to tackle this subject, Brittany too.
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Normandy D-Day landing beaches Memorial visit
Our guide will walk you to the main Normandy Memorial sites, from the D-day landing beaches to the American Cemetery. Located on the coast, this 70-hectare site overlooks Omaha Beach and brings together the graves of 9,387 fallen soldiers. The chapel, the memorial and the garden of the Missing complete this ensemble.
The visit can also be followed at Caen Memorial.
Le Havre, Post WW2 Modern Reconstruction
In Le Havre, live a fascinating immersion at the heart of WW2 reconstructive work done by the architect PERRET and his team.
A private visit of his shoowroom apartment, filled with vintage furnitures from the 50s, is the best way to understand the leap forward modernity that took place during the Thirty Glorious. The repellent appearance of these new rectilinear buildings was wiped off by the comfort that they were offering.
Reaching Saint-Joseph Church, the imposing 50,000 tons of concrete gives way to a magnificent interior: 13,000 stained-glass windows by Marguerite HURÉ diffuse a soft light on resolutely contemporary furniture. Also worth seeing is Oscar NIEMEYER’S incredible volcano.
A unique architectural heritage to discover during a private visit with our expert guide.
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