HD photos of the Charlemagne statue at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France - Page 91



When Paris was being redesigned in the 1800s under the orders of Baron Haussmann, the Parvis of Notre Dame, now known as the Place Jean-Paul II was laid out in front of the famous cathedral, and in this HD image you can seen the bronze equestrian statue of Charlemagne, that was sculpted in the 1870s for this new square and in readiness for the upcoming World Fair in the city.

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Equestrian statue of Charlemagne
Below is a photo we took while visiting the Place Jean-Paul II on the Ile de la Cite, showing the side of this equestrian statue in Paris, which is of Charlemagne riding his horse, and he was the King of the Franks, the first Holy Roman Emperor, and a person canonised as a saint in the 1100s.
Side view of the Charlemagne statue
This next HD photo we took of the Charlemagne statue shows a front view of this Holy Roman Emperor on horseback being led by two gentleman, which was sculpted in bronze by Louis and Charles Rochet, then mounted onto a large tall stone base, and having a full title of Charlemagne et Ses Leudes, this statue can be found on the Ile de la Cite island in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Front view of the Charlemagne equestrian statue
This close up photo of the Charlemagne statue below, shows the detailed work that went into this equestrian statue, which was designed by the two sculptor brothers Charles and Louis Rochet in the late 1870s, however, as you can also see from this picture of the statue, it actually looks far older than many others in the city that date back even further.
Notre Dame Charlemagne equestrian statue
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