HD photographs of Jacques Cartier statue by Leon Drivier inside Jardin de la Nouvelle France - Page 260
We took these high definition photos showing a monument dedicated to Jacques Cartier, which is located within the Jardin de la Nouvelle France on the corner by the Place du Canada in Paris, and very close to the Grand Palais in the 8th Arrondissement.
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So in this first HD photo you can see a bronze statue, which is a bust of Jacques Cartier positioned on top of a tall stone pedestal, which is situated amongst the greenery of a pretty and unusual garden and this was produced by the sculptor Leon Ernest Drivier.
Now Jacques Cartier was born in 1491 in Saint Malo and became a mariner and French explorer, with King Francois I commissioning him to discover a passage to Asia in 1534, and he ended up claiming Canada as French, plus he was one of the first to formally acknowledge that the New World was a separate land mass from Europe and Asia.
The French explorer that you can see depicted in this bronze statue was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named The Country of Canadas, and Cartier has also been recognised as one of the most conscientious of explorers, never losing a ship on his voyages of discovery.
You will find that there are numerous monuments that can be found dedicated to this explorer, and this one located in Paris was produced by the French sculptor Leon Ernest Drivier, who was born in Grenoble in 1878, entered the School of Fine Arts in Paris, then worked from 1907 in the studio of Auguste Rodin, passing away in the same city in 1951.
Now this is a close up high definition photo showing the inscription located on the front of the pedestal, and when translated to English it reads; On 24th July 1534, Jacques Cartier of Saint Malo landed in Canada and took possession of New France on behalf of Francois Ist.
Here you can see the inscription located at the base of the pedestal, which is below the inscription we mentioned above and this monument was presented to the City of Paris by the France-Canada Association back on 2nd July 1934, which is the same month that the French explorer first landed in Canada having travelled from his home town of Saint Malo.
And in this last image showing the side view of the statue with its tall pedestal, you can see that this is located right by the edge of the Jardin de la Nouvelle France, and from here you can see the road called the Cours la Reine, yet by turning around you would see the Place du Canada and the Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Attractions close by
The Grand Palais
Palais de la Decouverte
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