Located in a tree lined patch of grass close to the bank of the right bank of the Seine, between Pont des Invalides and the wonderfully ornate Pont Alexandre III, is a solitary stature of General Layfayette. Revolutionary war hero and namesake of many towns and streets in the USA, Gilbert de Motier, Marquis de Layfayette was a French aristocrat who believed the cause of the colonists was just. He defied the order of King Louis XVI and traveled to the New World to join the colonists in their fight for freedom.
There is a small turtle at the hoof of the horse....to find out why, explore the links below the painting of General Lafayette.
Photo of Layfayette Monument and Statue
Courtesy of EUtouring.com
Portrait of Gilbert Motier, the Marquis De La Fayette as painted in 1791 by Joseph-Désiré Court via Wikimedia Commons.
Click on the links below to learn more about General Lafayette:
EUtouring.com. (2019). HD Photographs of the Lafayette Monument along Cours la Reine in Paris - Page 533. Retrieved from https://www.eutouring.com/images_paris_statues_533.html
Holloway Scott, S. (2019). A Rare Portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette as a Teenager, 1773. Retrieved from https://susanhollowayscott.com/blog/2019/1/16/a-rare-portrait-of-the-marquis-de-lafayette-as-a-teenager-1773