Bronze statue of Chambord, sitting on one knee, and praying - in the direction of the basilique of Saint-Anne d'Auray. Before him lies the royal crown of France.
The pedestal is surrounded by four bronze statues of the patron saints of France and Paris, and the two great heros of French chivalry, Bayard and Du Guesclin:
- jeanne d'arc
Jeanne d'Arc (ca. 1412-1431), national heroine of France
Bertrand du Guesclin (Château de la Motte-Broons, near Dinan 1320 - Châteauneuf-de-Randon 1380)
Breton knight and French military commander during the Hundred Years' War; Constable of France, 1370-1380)
- ste genevieve
Sainte Geneviève / Saint Genevieve (Nanterre c. 419/422 - Paris 502/512), patron saint of Paris
Pierre du Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, know as Bayard (Château de Bayard in Pontcharra, Isère 1476 - Romagnano Sesia, Piémont, 1524),
known as "the knight without fear and beyond reproach" (le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche). He himself however, preferred the name given him by his contemporaries for his gaiety and kindness, "le bon chevalier", or "the good knight".
The monument was designed by the architect édouard Deperthes, who also built the basilica.
Bertrand du Guesclin
Chevalier de Bayard
Signed: (all five statues) aed caravanniez - the statue of Chambord dated 1886, that of Ste. Geneviève dated 1888, the others undated
f. barbedienne Fondeur / Paris ch. c.
- Alfred Caravanniez (Saint-Nazaire 1851 - Paris 1917),
Sources & Information
Location (N 47°42'18" - W 2°57'50")
Item Code: frbr092; Photograph: 30 May 2012
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