Statue Equestre d'Albert 1 er, Paris

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  • This equestrian bronze statue of King Albert I of Belgium, can be visited at the begining of Cours la Reine (a beautiful tree lined parkland that runs parallel with the Seine), this monument is...  more »
  • This equestrian monument of the Belgian king Albert I is a French gratitude to him for refusing the Germans to let their troops pass Belgium to attack France in WWI. The statue stands in the cute...  more »
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  • Quiet definitely. Boat cruise start there. A willow tree at the point is a sacred spot for lovers.
  • One of the interesting things to see at the Western end of Ile de la Cite is the Equestrian Station of Henry IV, King of France between 1589 and 1610. It is a nice statue of an Eastward facing Henry on horseback, located above the small Square du Vert-Galant on Pont Neuf. The bronze statue you see today was built in 1818 by Francois-Frederic Lemot to replace an original statue built in 1614 by order of widowed Queen Marie de' Medici. The original King Henry IV statue was destroyed in 1792 during the French Revolution. Overall, the Equestrian Statue is a nice addition to the collection of attractions and things to see and do at Ile de la Cite. Its nice to stop by for a look after visiting Saint Chapelle, just a few minutes walk away.

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