Tourist Guide Paris

The Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty in France in Paris
Source: Photographer: Dieter Schütz

The Statue of Liberty in France is a small version of New York’s ‘Miss Liberty’. In the middle of the river Seine stands the little sister of the giant statue - located at the southern end of the ‘Île des Cygnes’ (Island of Swans). Hence it lies not far from the famous Eiffel Tower. Three years after the Statue of Liberty was erected in New York, the Statue of Liberty in France was inaugurated – in the year 1889. The original was given as a gift to the Americans for Independence by the French and hence the French statue also points towards the direction of the New York harbour.

In addition three more ‘liberty’ statues can be found in France. The first can be found in the ‘Musée des Arts et Métiers’ and served as a template for the larger Statue in New York. A second Statue of Liberty stands in the park- ‘Jardin du Luxembourg’ and measures approximately 2 metres. The last one is not far from the The Eiffel Tower – on the bow of a boat located on the right hand side river bank of the Seine.