Victimes des revolutions

Victimes des revolutions

Square Samuel de Champlain - After you leave Père-Lachaise you should make one final stop at Gabriel-Jean-Paul Moreau-Vauthier’s (14) sculptural homage To the Victims of Revolutions (1909).

This stirring and dramatic monument is tucked right up against the outside wall of the cemetery off of Avenue Gambetta in the Square Samuel de Champlain (formerly Square du Père-Lachaise). Using a facsimile of the Mur des Fédérés (76), which he shows in ruins, Moreau-Vauthier incorporates a number of terror-stricken faces into various parts of his wall, along with what appear to be bullet holes, all guarded by an anguished la Douleur

To find this incredible sculpture leave the cemetery by the Porte des Amandiers entrance (across from the Père-Lachaise Metro entrance), turn right and walk around to Avenue Gambetta. Follow the avenue just a few meters and you’ll see the entrance to the Square de Champlain. Take the path upwards toward the wall of the cemetery and you’ll find the sculpture.

Victimes des revolutions

Victimes des revolutions

Square Samuel de Champlain - After you leave Père-Lachaise you should make one final stop at Gabriel-Jean-Paul Moreau-Vauthier’s (14) sculptural homage To the Victims of Revolutions (1909).

This stirring and dramatic monument is tucked right up against the outside wall of the cemetery off of Avenue Gambetta in the Square Samuel de Champlain (formerly Square du Père-Lachaise). Using a facsimile of the Mur des Fédérés (76), which he shows in ruins, Moreau-Vauthier incorporates a number of terror-stricken faces into various parts of his wall, along with what appear to be bullet holes, all guarded by an anguished la Douleur

To find this incredible sculpture leave the cemetery by the Porte des Amandiers entrance (across from the Père-Lachaise Metro entrance), turn right and walk around to Avenue Gambetta. Follow the avenue just a few meters and you’ll see the entrance to the Square de Champlain. Take the path upwards toward the wall of the cemetery and you’ll find the sculpture.

Victimes des revolutions (detail)

Victimes des revolutions (detail)

Square Samuel de Champlain - After you leave Père-Lachaise you should make one final stop at Gabriel-Jean-Paul Moreau-Vauthier’s (14) sculptural homage To the Victims of Revolutions (1909).

This stirring and dramatic monument is tucked right up against the outside wall of the cemetery off of Avenue Gambetta in the Square Samuel de Champlain (formerly Square du Père-Lachaise). Using a facsimile of the Mur des Fédérés (76), which he shows in ruins, Moreau-Vauthier incorporates a number of terror-stricken faces into various parts of his wall, along with what appear to be bullet holes, all guarded by an anguished la Douleur

To find this incredible sculpture leave the cemetery by the Porte des Amandiers entrance (across from the Père-Lachaise Metro entrance), turn right and walk around to Avenue Gambetta. Follow the avenue just a few meters and you’ll see the entrance to the Square de Champlain. Take the path upwards toward the wall of the cemetery and you’ll find the sculpture.