Historical Grace: Rouen's Napoleon Monument

The equestrian statue of Napoleon Bonaparte, proudly erected in 1865, graces the Place du Général-de-Gaulle in Rouen. Crafted with unparalleled artistry by sculptor Gabriel-Vital Dubray, the statue captures Napoleon in a moment of heroic grandeur, mounted on his trusty steed. It's a glimpse into the past, an homage to an era that shaped the course of French history.

Equestrian statue of Napoleon Bonaparte in Rouen

Resting on a pedestal designed by Louis Desmarest, the statue gains an elevated presence in front of the city hall. The pedestal itself is a work of architectural brilliance, enhancing the statue's prominence and adding to the overall visual allure of the Place du Général-de-Gaulle.

Statue of Napoleon at the Place du Général de Gaulle in Rouen

As the statue stands in stoic grandeur, it serves as a guardian of history, reminding passersby of Napoleon's enduring legacy. His military prowess, strategic brilliance, and vision for France shaped an era, leaving an imprint that continues to fascinate and inspire.

Location: Place du Général de Gaulle, 76000 Rouen, France.

Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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