Friday, 7 May 2010
This is Jeanne d'Arc - or Joan of Arc - on the central square of Orléans, a city where I have been several times in my youth during school exchanges. Just good remembrances!
And Joan of Arc's story is a great European tale including national rivalries, the role of the church, medieval Europe etc. She is also one of the few "heroines" that are celebrated among the "great" kings and emperors that dominate story-telling of European history.
And I don't start talking about all the castles that we've visited in the Loire Valley...
Picture: © dojoe / CC BY-SA 2.0