« This Memorial as it has been designed has a dual perspective. On one side, it faces the city on the banks of the Loire estuary, a location which is marked, supported even, by colossal quays, interrupted at the points where the river has been filled. On the other side, it is linked to the sea, that vehicle of triangular trade which allowed the city to prosper. The main feature of Nantes’ geographical location is its inextricable link with the Loire, and the Atlantic beyond. The tides of the estuary lend an additional dynamic dimension to the design of the Memorial. »

Krzysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder, Memorial designers.

The commemorative path

The meditative path

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