1914-2014: Michelin remembers
Michelin has created a photo exhibit and an enormous map to help visitors rediscover and understand World War I, one hundred years later.
A technical challenge to create a memorial project
In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, Michelin has created a unique, giant map to accompany Michael St. Maur Sheil's photo exhibit, "Fields of Battle - Land of Peace 1914-1918".
This exhibit of scenes from the Great War is being displayed on the fence surrounding the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris until August 4, 2014.
The map was developed by Michelin's expert cartographers, and displayed on the ground with three sections covering 150 m2: Northeast France, Europe and the World are all represented to provide a better perspective of the conflict, with 50 battle fields, front lines, and 80 memorial sites.
Tourists of all ages from all over the world will be able to peruse the map at will and get a closer look at History “on the ground”.
Helping all generations remember their History
As part of this commemoration, Michelin also produced 16 associated maps for 1913-2013 and restored 31 MICHELIN guides.
These guides, published between 1917 and 1930, are now available as e-books.
For French History buffs, Michelin has republished 6 of its illustrated "Battle Fields" guides, including the Battle of Verdun and the Chemin des Dames battles.