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In Normandy, a giant “D-Day Land” project sets fire to the powder

2022-08-19T14:05:56.382Z

DECRYPTION - Excessiveness, ecological disaster, unfair competition for surrounding museums... This D-Day theme park project, called "Tribute to Heroes", is strongly criticized by socialist and ecological elected officials in La Manche.



By our correspondent in Cherbourg

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It must have been a beautiful story, that of a tribute from Normandy to great history, with a capital "H".

It is now on the way to becoming a small controversy against a backdrop of political ulterior motives.

Public consultation on the future immersive park called "Tribute to the Heroes" of the 1944 Landing, which should see the light of day from 2025 on the side of Carentan-les-Marais (Manche), began this week for two months.

And the opponents of this memorial tourism project are already firing on all cylinders.

Referring to Puy-du-Fou (sic!), the PS group of the Normandy Regional Council denounces, pell-mell, in a statement released this summer a "

Hollywood

 " project, an "

industrialization" and a "commodification"

of tourism in memory, which would end up "

cannibalizing

" the forty Norman museums, as well as the Caen Memorial (Calvados), linked to the D-Day landings.

Arguments that should be relayed by activists…

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Source: lefigaro

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