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Liberty Flame, Paris

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Located near the northern end of the Pont de l'Alma, on the Place de l'Alma, Liberty Flame 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." See Liberty Flame and all Paris has to offer by arranging your trip with our Paris tourist route planner.
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  • Great place to visit in Paris, easy access by metro! Monument in honor of Princess Daina, stay on top of the tunnel where the accident occurred!! Very exciting!!
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  • Not so much as for what it is, or what it looks like, but more for what it does to you. One cannot help but remember the beautiful Princess Diana and her tragic death. We made our way here and just be...  more »
  • A copy of the flame that sits on top of the statue of liberty in New York. Statue built by Eiffel, l in France, in honor of 100 years of independence of the United States. Place much visited by another tragic reason. It was there, in the tunnel below that Princess Diana suffered an accident that led to her death.
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  • Very interesting to see, the replica of the flame, from the Statue of Liberty in New York and since Princess Diana passed away near this flame, it is also used as a memorial for her...
  • It's a haunting feeling to learn after passing this sculpture that this tunnel was THAT tunnel...
  • Replica of the Fire of the Statue of Liberty ! The view of Eiffel Tower from here is stunning !
  • Whilst this is not an official monument to Princess Diana, there is a certain feeling you get stood here, whether it's because I'm English and loved Princess Diana, this monument​ seems right, although would like to see an actual dedication to her in some way.
  • This is a symbol of peace not of princess Diana's death.

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