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Ballon d'Alsace

Jeanne d'Arc équestre

Joan of Arc equestrian statue

Saint Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc), The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 1431)
national heroine of France, beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920. She led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War
Mathurin Moreau
Val d`Osne (Paris)

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle /  Jeanne d'Arc équestre   Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle /  Jeanne d'Arc équestre


Equestrian statue, named La Bourgogne à Jeanne d'Arc (From Burgundy to Joan of Arc). Jeanne d'Arc, in armour with the standard in her right hand, on a rearing horse.


Signed: fonderies d'art du / val d'osne hte Marne


Inaugurated 19 September 1909, the statue symbolizes the attachment of the French to Alsacce and Lorraine. Fifty years later, in 1959, the statue was turned and faces the Alsace.

Saint-Maurice-sur-Moselle  / Jeanne d'Arc

Ballon d'Alsace

There are four four monuments on the Ballon d'Alsace, where three departments meet:
  1. Notre Dame du Ballon, in Haut-Rhin (almost on the border with Territoire de Belfort).
  2. Memorial for René Pottier, in Vosges
  3. Jeanne d'Arc, in Vosges (maybe 5 meters from the border with Territoire de Belfort).
  4. Monument en mémoire des démineurs, exactly on the border of Vosges and Territoire de Belfort
Here is a interactive map.

Old Postcard(s)

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Sources & Information


Locatie (N 47°49'28" - E 6°50'20") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: frlo149; Photograph: 15 April 2012
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