The project

The resurrection of L’Hermione, which some of us participated in, convinced them that a dream could become a reality. A little less than a thousand years after the Normandy Conquest, the dream to resurrect Mora, the flagship aboard which the Duke of Normandy crossed the English Channel in September 1066 to conquer England, has become a reality. And yet, this exceptional history remains relatively underrated in our collective memory.

As enthralling as it is complex, the project to rebuild the Mora is a human, scientific and technical challenge designed to rediscover forgotten skills and long-abandoned build processes. In this way, with an entourage of specialists, the association’s teams have been working in synergy with the Bayeux Tapestry Museum and the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde in Denmark, who are sharing their invaluable experience with regard to the reconstruction of an ‘esnecca’ (Norman boat from the 11th and 12th centuries). The East Pier site in Honfleur has been chosen to host Mora’s show site and associated scenographic space.
© Alexis Courcoux - Association la Mora - Guillaume le Conquérant