Tag Archives: Statue of Liberty

L’homme est né libre

I’ve been writing about the replicas of the Statue of Liberty you can find throughout France. Last time, I was focusing on those in Brittany. Switching to the other side of the country, to Roybon, near Grenoble, you will find … Continue reading

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La liberté est choix

I’ve been writing about the many other Statues of Liberty found throughout France. Another copy is in the south of France at Saint Cyr-sur-mer. It’s one of the reduced-size models originally cast by Bartholdi. A rich local man, Anatole Ducros, … Continue reading

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La responsabilité est le prix de la liberté

The other day, I wrote about various Ladies of Liberty found in Paris. Once you’re done with all the copies in Paris, you can still spot others in France. Appropriately enough, there’s a huge replica that stands almost 40 feet … Continue reading

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La Liberté Éclairant le Monde

There she is! And there! And there! There are so many variations of the Statue of Liberty in France that it seems like the Bronze Lady is around every corner. You probably already know that she was a gift to the … Continue reading

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Mettre du cœur à l’ouvrage

Famed French engineer Alexandre Gustave Bönickhausen, better known as Eiffel, was born on December 16, 1832 in Dijon, France. His family had emigrated from the Eifel region Germany in an earlier generation. What started as a nickname was eventually modified … Continue reading

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Battre le fer pendant qu’il est chaud

The Bartholdi Museum in Colmar, France celebrates the life of a larger-than life sculptor Auguste Bartholdi. He is probably most famous for Statue of Liberty in the New York Harbor, but most squares and parks in Colmar seem to feature … Continue reading

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Tremper comme une soupe

I’m in Colmar for a few days, a small city of about 65,000 in the east of France. It’s in the region known as Alsace that is famous as a bone of contention between France and Germany. It was taken … Continue reading

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