The Statue of Liberty, Paris

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  • The Swan Island and Statue of Liberty in Paris
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    L’ile des Cygnes (Swan Island), a green oasis in

    by Parisforless Written Nov 20, 2012

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    If you like to jog, picnic or just enjoy a quiet moment in Paris with great view of the Eiffel Tower, visit L’ile des Cygnes (The Swan Island). This green oasis right in the middle of the river Seine, host a small replica of the famous New York landmark, the statue of Liberty.
    In October 2012, the new sport facilities have been installed on the island to offer more versatile place dedicated to the practice of sport and physical activity (area, climbing walls, suspension ladders, bikes...). The works have been carried out around the Statue of Liberty with new lighting, landscaping new benches and chandeliers.

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    Mini Me

    by fishandchips Updated Jan 14, 2007

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    Liberty Mini-me

    There are two Statue of Liberty replicas in Paris. One is on a small island in the middle of the Seine, west of the Eiffel Tower and next to the Pont de Grenelle, a modern bridge crossing the river near the Radio France building.

    The one in my photo is from the Luxemburg gardens and can be found in the South Western corner. I'm not sure how many people are aware of the existence of this tiny Statue of Liberty in the Luxembourg Gardens. I discovered it by accident one day and it’s only slightly larger than life size. It doesn’t look exactly the same as the one gifted to the USA by France and located in New York.

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    Paris's Statue of Liberty

    by barryg23 Updated May 20, 2006

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    Mini Liberty

    There is a miniature replica of New York's Statue of Liberty on an island in the middle of the Seine, at Pont de Grenelle, a bridge about 1km south of Eiffel Tower, in a quiet area of Paris.

    The Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift from the French to the USA to celebrate the centenary of USA's independence and in acknowledgement of this gift, some Americans living in Paris put up this small replica.

    If you are interested in visiting the statue, I would advise you go along during the day. It's not in the nicest area of Paris, and in the evenings its very quiet and a little creepy here.

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    The Statue of Liberty

    by GUYON Updated May 7, 2006

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    The Statue of Liberty of Auguste Bartholdi. One of the numerous copies was erected in 1889 on the Ile aux Cygnes (Swans Island) in front of the Pont de Grenelle.

    The Statue can be freely seen going to the Island by the stair which is in the middle of the Pont de Grenelle. The face of teh statue is turned toward West that means the USA. Initially, it was turned toward East because the President of the Republic refused to unveil it by boat and wanted to be on the bridge during the ceremony.

    It is a few known area of Paris. I recommend to go on the Left bank to see a modern district of the Capital.

    More photographs of the Statue of Liberty on the travelogue 'Passy - La Muette'

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    Très Petit Lady Liberty

    by bpacker Written Mar 14, 2005

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    Tr��s Petit Lady Liberty

    In appreciation for the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor, Americans living in Paris erected a small replica, about 35 feet high, of the Statue of Liberty. It is mounted next to the Pont de Grenelle, a bridge crossing the Seine, 1.5 km South of the Eiffel Tower.

    I saw the mini-me version of the real thing when I went on the night cruise on the Seine

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    Lady Liberte #2

    by mariev Updated Dec 11, 2004

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    Ms Liberte ....parisienne
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    This bronze reduction (1/3 size of the original) of the work conceived by the french sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi for the port of New York, was offered in 1889 to the Paris' city by the town's American community to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution.

    The Parisian Statue de la Liberte stands, since 1898, on the Ile aux Cygnes, in front of the Pont de Grenelle.

    After facing East (in order not to turn her back to the presidential Palais de l'Elysee) she now , since 1937, faces West to 'look' at her big sister in New York.

    She too, could be considered as a VT member : from 1998 to 2000 she went in Tokyo to be on display there for a Japanese "French year".

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    A Memorial to A Beloved Princess

    by CALSF Written Sep 26, 2004

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    In between the Eiffel Tower and the Champs Elysees is the Alma Tunnel. It's located at a busy intersection at Place de l'Alma across the Pont de l'Alma.

    It is in this tunnel that Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a horrific car crash in August, 1997. The Place de l'Alma is above the tunnel and long before the Princess's death a replica of the Statue of Liberty's flame was erected here.

    After the Princess's death the Liberty flame became a sort of memorial to her. It is a golden sculpture, not huge, but it seems fitting as a memorial to Diana somehow. As you view it you will notice flowers and notes placed there by grieving admirers. On the barrier wall located across from the sculpture other admirers have written their sentiments about the Princess.

    All in all it is a touching tribute and you will most likely be moved by what you read.

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    Flame of Liberty

    by kenyneo Updated Sep 18, 2004

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    Where de Princess of Wales met her fate

    Its a memorial to French Fighters of French Resistance during WW II .Its on the Rive Droite of Pont De l'Alma.

    A lot of people put their signatures on the wall near the flame. So I also followed. But really suprised when I saw people wrote " Diana Forever " or " In Memory of old Diana " .....and now I remember my friend Patrick told me Diana and Dodi was killed at the underpass there.

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    Liberty's little sister

    by mitchimitch Written Sep 13, 2004

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    If you can't make it to New York....

    The Statue of Liberty in the Isle de Grenelle in Paris was actually erected by American community in Paris in July 4, 1889. The bronze replica measuring 35 feet high is mounted next to the Pont de Grenelle, a bridge crossing the Seine, 1.5 km South of the Eiffel Tower.

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    No, you are not in New York, but well in Paris !

    by Bigjones Updated Aug 4, 2004

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    The Statue of Liberty in New York (46,5m) was a gift from France to the USA. It was build by two French men : the sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi et the architect Gustave Eiffel, who is famous for its eponymous tower.

    Several replicas of the statue exist in the world, one being just a step away from the Eiffel Tower on the small island ("Ile aux Cygnes") in front of the Grenelle Bridge (metro : Bir Hakeim) (height : 11,5m).

    This statue seems to be really "off the beaten path" for the Parisians themselves. I read about it in a travel book but I didn't have the addess so I asked many people in the street to know exactly where it was but most of them thought I was joking, even a bus driver working for a touristic company ! Finally, we found it ourselves while walking along the Seine ;-)

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    Replica

    by Jeca011 Written May 29, 2004

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    This is a replica of original Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty gracing New York Harbor was a gift from French artisans and their government in 1886 to USA. It is mounted next to the Pont de Grenelle, a bridge crossing the Seine, 1.5 km South of the Eiffel Tower on the Ile aux Cygnes (Swans Island).

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  • The place where Diana died..

    by koalaperhe Written May 19, 2004
    Writings on the wall to Diana's memory.

    Princess Diana died in Paris, and we found the place. There were many testimonials written to Lady Di in the nearby wall. Can't describe the exact location, but find Place De L'Alma on upper side of Seine and you're very near. Relatively close to the Eiffel tower.

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    Mini Statue of Liberty

    by tyerks Updated Nov 5, 2003

    Just a short walk down from the Eiffel Tower, there is a mini Statue of Liberty. It was a gift from America to France and has not only our Independence date, but France's Independence date on the tablet, as well. It's on the River Seine, and you can go right out to it, if you walk down the bridge and out to the tip of the little land thing it's on.

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    Enfants de la Liberte

    by mrclay2000 Written Nov 5, 2003

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    the Statue of Liberty over the Seine

    As most Americans and Frenchmen know, the Statue of Liberty gracing New York Harbor was a gift from French artisans and their government in 1886. During the restoration for its centennial, French artisans grouped with Americans to refurbish and touch up Lady Liberty. In Paris on the Allee des Cygnes (the Isle of Swans) stands a miniature replica of Lady Liberty, though the local neighborhoods are nothing to marvel. Of monuments in this area, the Statue of Liberty is the most conspicuous, but the Eiffel Tower is the most visited several blocks away to the north.

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    The Statue of Liberty in...

    by littlesam1 Updated Nov 12, 2002

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    The Statue of Liberty in Paris. This is not noted in a lot of travel books and is easily missed. The original Statue of Liberty which is much smaller in size to the one in New York rests on a small island in the Seine.
    It's near the "Pont de Grenelle" and the closest metro station is "Bir Hakeim" . Thanks to VT member Pascal known as Lavep for the location information.

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