"Lion's Roar" Paris Off The Beaten Path Tip by ExGuyParis

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  A very BIG Parisian lion
by ExGuyParis

Another impressive work by Bartholdi, the sculptor responsible for "Liberty Enlightening the World" (a.k.a. the Statue of Liberty). This bronze lion is actually a smaller copy of a work Bartholdi created for the town of Belfort, about 500 km from Paris.

The lion's back is turned towards Germany to celebrate a French victory over the Germans in 1871.

You will find this recently-restored work at Place Denfert-Rocherau, close to the entrance of the catacombs.

Métro: Denfert-Rochereau

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  • Updated Jan 9, 2003
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