Charles de Gaulle Statue at Metro Clemenceau

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Charles de Gaulle Statue at Metro Clemenceau
In the artist’s own words: This watercolor shows the statue of Charles de Gaulle found in front of the Grand Palais near the “bottom” of the Champs-Elysées. The following is inscribed in the base of the statue: ParisParis outragéParis briséParis martyrisémais Paris libéré English translation: ParisParis: DishonoredParis: ShatteredParis: MartyredBut Paris: Freed (It’s much nicer in French.) About the illustrator: Jennifer Chevais is a Paris-based illustrator whose work has been published internationally. Watch for her Paris art here every other Wednesday or check her website for more information.   Want to see the actual Charles de Gaulle statue? Head over to Métro station: Clemenceau.     Photo of de Gaulle statue before the Grand Palais by © g buffet www.paysagesdefrance.net     Not yet subscribed to BonjourParis? Sign up for your free subscription & we’ll send you 50 original stories, news, recipes and travel photography every month from your most complete online France travel & Francophile lifestyle eZine.  RSS or email.   Have you checked our Amazon.com store? Anything a Francophile or traveler needs: books, digital readers & cameras, imported food & beauty products, movies & music, cooks’ essentials, plus imported gifts at our BonjourParis Amazon.com Boutique? You benefit from competitive pricing and speedy delivery as your purchases support costs of keeping BonjourParis your most complete online France travel resource. Merci in advance for your support—we appreciate every centime. NY Times bestseller about Americans in Paris . . . The Greater Journey by David McCullough is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900. After risking the hazardous journey across the Atlantic, these Americans embarked on a greater journey in the City of Light. Most had never left home before, never experienced a different culture. None had any guarantee of success. They achieved much for themselves and their country, profoundly altering American history. Read fascinating stories about a Who’s Who list of Americans in France.       One-stop shopping for air, hotel & car rental deals: To rent a car with a 5% discount for BonjourParis.com readers, click Auto Europe Car Rental To rent a hotel, click Auto Europe Hotels To buy international flights, click Auto Europe Flights
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