The statue of liberty
In the heart of the Village
It has watched over the people of Saint-Cyr since 1913, and is one of the curiosities and emblems of the town.
You’re sure to see it during your stay: the Statue of Liberty. No, you’re not dreaming, you are actually in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer!
Enjoy a coffee under the plane trees on Place Portalis and discover its history, make the most of your holiday time and find out more about the history of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer.
Take a look at its base and you will see the name of its sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Yes, it is actually an exact replica of the New York version.
It stands at a height of 2.5 metres, the length of its American cousin’s index finger!
Why is there a replica of the Statue of Liberty in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer?
Are you wondering why you can admire the Statue of Liberty on the Place Portalis in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer today?
The Statue of Liberty was inaugurated in 1913, to commemorate the completion of the town’s waterworks, and was donated by Anatole Ducros, a wealthy Saint-Cyr landowner..