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On 22 of October a tragedy took place in Nantes when Hitler ordered the execution of 50 hostages as a revenge for the death of Felkommandant by communist rebels near Nantes? cathedral.
The monument erected in 1952 in front of pont Morrant. It was made by the sculptor Jean Mazuet and shows 2 women that hold a sword and a wheat represending the power of women and the renaissance of France.
It is located at the end of the avenue with the same name (Cours des Cinquante Otages). We walked a bit there, it?s a wide avenue (pic 4) with one of the tram lines in the middle of it. According to the info sign this avenue was redesigned in 1990 by I. Rota, B. Fortier and T.Bloch. When the Erdre River was filled in, the avenue became a corridor for automobiles. The goal of the redevelopment scheme was to bring the medieval district(on the eastern side) and the 18th century district(on western side) together, while adding a new tram line and large pedestrian zones. It was widened leaving room for a river of green down the middle as a reminder of the river that has since disappeared. Although we enjoyed walking at the avenue we found no interest on the several big stores along the avenue while small side streets seems much more interesting.
Later in the evening when we returned back to the hotel I tried to take a nightshot of the monument but it was hard to do because there was a non stop light rain (pic 3)
Address: Pont Morrant, Nantes, Pays de la Loire 44000
Directions: In front of Pont Morrant
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