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Statue of Marianne




Statue of Marianne was established by French in Mahe. One of the proudest symbols of French Revolution, it was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of the French Revolution in 1789.

The statue carries the inscription of the famous slogan, ‘Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.’ The freedom struggle of Mahe is closely associated with this statue. During this time, the statue was thrown into the sea. Later, it was taken out from the sea, and erected on a rock, whose surrounding is now a well-maintained park.

Every year on July 14, the French in Mahe assemble under this statue and salute it with great pride. The people of Mahe consider this statue as a part of their lives.



Updated on 26th July, 2015
District: Mahe
Location: Mahe    

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