Monday, June 7, 2010

Study Tour to Normandy: Day 7

The canonical church at Eu dedicated to Notre-Dame and St Laurence O'Toole who died in Eu in the 12th century.

William the Conqueror had been a constant theme in this study tour, so it was fitting that the last visit should be to St-ValĂ©ry-sur-Somme, where William’s fleet set sail for England. The area surrounding the memorial stone is cleverly arranged: the pathway represents the English Channel with the major rivers leading into it; the rectangular blocks represent the major places involved in the story of the Conquest. In effect, a birds-eye view of the situation.