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Statue of Dupleix, Pondicherry
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Once a former governor of Pondicherry, the Statue of Dupleix memorializes the French recognition of Joseph’ Dupleix’s contribution to India and France. Originally installed in 1870, 126 years after Dupleix left Pondicherry, the statue can now be found alongside Promenade Beach. The 2.88m (9.5 ft) tall statue shows Dupleix in a commanding stance, with his left hand on the hilt of his sword, and his right holding a plan of Pondicherry. Prominent features of the statue include the Curt dress, as well as the bag wig and long riding boots. Restoration of the statue was undertaken in 2014. Put Statue of Dupleix on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pondicherry trip builder.
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  • Found it to be just part of the beach view. Nothing great. The Public Toilet is near to the place and when I visited the statue, the smell nearby was horrible. 
  • nothing but an old remembrance of french rulers, not maintained ia good shape, ambience may be improved. 
  • It is at the end of the promenade. Again, either read up or ask your guide about the stories attached to the monument to make it interesting