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Napoléon Bonaparte - Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Basse-Normandie
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel
N 49° 38.554 W 001° 37.453
30U E 599325 N 5499799
Quick Description: [FR] Statue équestre de Napoléon face à la mer. [EN] Equestrian statue of Napoléon who's wtach the Channel.
Location: Normandie, France
Date Posted: 12/11/2016 6:32:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMTMFR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 2

Long Description:
[FR] Œuvre du statuaire bricquebétais Armand Le Véel (1821-1905), la statue mesure 5 mètres de haut sur 5,5 mètres de large et 2,30 m au garrot, Elle repose sur un piédestal haut de 4,7 mètres et large de 10 sur 7,6 mètres, réalisé par Dominique Geufroy, avec 64 blocs de granit de Flamanville, sur lequel est gravé un extrait du Mémorial de Sainte-Hélène, daté du 15 juillet 1816 : « J'avais résolu de renouveler à Cherbourg les merveilles de l'Égypte », c'est-à-dire élever une pyramide, la batterie Napoléon au centre de la grande digue, et creuser un lac Moéris, l'avant-port.

[EN] Work of the sculptor bricquebétais Armand Le Véel (1821-1905 ), the statue is 5 meters high on 5,5 meters wide and 2,30 m in the withers, It bases on a 4,7 meters high and wide base of 10 on 7,6 meters, realized by Dominique Geufroy, with 64 granite blocks of Flamanville, on whom is engraved an extract of the Memorial of Sainte Hélène, dated July 15th, 1816: " I had resolved to renew in Cherbourg the marvels of Egypt ", that is raise a pyramid, the Napoleon battery in the center of the big dike, and accentuate a lake Moéris, the outer harbour.
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