Rendez-vous in the World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights – Verdun Episcopal Palace
The World Centre for Peace, Liberty and Human Rights was created to actively promote the title themes in a town that knew the horror of war. Louis de Rouvroy, Duke Saint Simon, the 18th century soldier, diplomat and author, wrote in his memoires that he considered the prestigious episcopal palace now housing the centre the most splendid in France. The ‘From War to Peace’ exhibition is on permanent display and traces the story of conflict throughout the course of history, outlining cause and consequence and the changing ways of preventing and resolving warfare. An excellent selection of temporary exhibitions is also available throughout the year, using artistic and/or historical themes, complementary exhibitions at battlefield sites, conferences, concerts, literary and documentary displays and schools classes.
The permanent exhibition ‘From War to Peace’ has been entirely re-worked and revised around Franco-German unity, the primary movers in European harmony, and is at the very heart of the exhibition. A reconciliation showing that peace has been achieved after so many years of anguish and conflict.