"Arbre de la Liberté" Bayeux Favorite Tip by Mikebond
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Favorite thing: As many other French towns and cities, also Bayeux has its arbre de la Liberté ("Freedom tree"). These trees were planted after the French revolution discarded the ancien régime in 1789 to suggest the begin of a new era. Unfortunately, the following events weren't as propitious as the revolutionaries had hoped: the so-called Reign of Terror led France into one of the darkest times of its history.
However, the arbre de la Liberté has remained the symbol of freedom, democracy, hope and today it is depicted on the 1 and 2 euro French coins.
This picture portrays my mother and I standing close to the tree to show how high it is.
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