Flamme de la Liberte, Paris

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Located near the northern end of the Pont de l'Alma, on the Place de l'Alma, Flamme de la Liberte is a full-sized, gold-leaf-covered replica of the new flame at the upper end of the torch carried in the hand of the Statue of Liberty in New York City since 1986. The monument is a sculpture of a flame, executed in gilded copper and supported by a pedestal of gray-and-black marble. Here, you can view the embodiment of friendly French and American relations.

The flame became also an unofficial memorial for Diana, Princess of Wales, after her death in the tunnel beneath the Pont de l'Alma. The flame became an attraction for tourists and followers of Diana, and they fly-posted the base with commemorative material. Anthropologist Guy Lesoeurs is quoted saying, "Most people who come here think this was built for her." Plan a Paris trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • The sculpture is a replica of the flame of the Statue of Liberty, but it became even more notorious for being at the entrance of the tunnel where Princess Diana died. It was then Made an informal memorial at the feet of the flame, with pictures of it, flowers and constant candles. If you liked the description, don't miss it. It is very close to the bank of the Seine, with a beautiful view of the Eiffel tower.
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  • The Flame of Liberty in Paris is a life-size replica of the Statue of Liberty’s flame and the friendship between France and the United States. It also has become a memorial to the death of Princess Di...  more »
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  • This has become a spot for people to gather to remember Lady Diana who died in the tunnel below this site. I think more people go to see that than to see the flame. Not far from the Eiffel Tower, of you're on your way from one place to another and you should happen to be passing, take a minute to stop.
  • Flame of Diana. Let the spirit, good work and helping nature of Princess Diana live on...
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