26 Oct 2013

THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

We were invited to a cheese fondu in St. Cyr sur Mer, by Claudie's daughter and her boyfriend. Before going there I just googled what interesting things we could visit in this little town. To my surprise the big attraction there was a replica of the Statue of Liberty but not in XXL size but in S size.



So we left early afternoon and visited the city. Of course first the Statue of Liberty which had been designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and then offered by France to the USA. Apparently he had worked and also lived in St. Cyr. I will write about it later. It was quiet surprising for me to find the Statue in a little French city in the South. I had seen the real one years ago in NY.



After a walk through the town and watching the men playing their Boccia, we had a drink at the Café de la France with view on the Statue.

Then we drove a little outside of the city, where in 1966 a roman Villa had been discovered.



There was a wall painting of the villa as it probably looked, you still could see the remains of the walls of the different rooms, and Pierre admired the swimming pool.



It was still warm and we went to the beach, saw all these sailing boats parked in special buildings, saw people still swimming and watched a very beautiful sunset.

Then it was time to follow our invitation and we arrived punctually at 7 pm



Flavien has a cute little flat, very cosy and he had prepared a delicious cheese fondue himself. We had a wonderful supper and also a lot of fun !


8 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

I too am surprised to see the Statue of Liberty in France.

That swimming pool looks odd, the swimmer cannot swim butterfly styles in that narrow pool.

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Linens and Royals said...

Is the small Statue of Liberty painted gold?
More great views and food, you are being treated very well.

Fun60 said...

I suppose it only makes sense that the sculptor has a replica of his most famous work in his home town. good to see the weather is holding out.

Mara said...

There's a Statue of Liberty about 8km from where I live. It's made of copper (I think) and stands near a copper mine, formerly owned by a Frenchman.

A Lady's Life said...

I love the pool. I always wanted one like that to raise fish in.

Marcy said...

I like the 4-legged guests at the table too :) My friends are packing and leaving today, it will be sad to see them leave. They will take the sunshine with them to the Southern hemisphere. Happy holidays!!

Jo said...

What a long narrow swimming pool. Obviously they didn't have swimming galas and races in those days! Love the idea of a cheese fondue. Haven't heard of fondues since the 70s!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

NIce day -- impressive statue even in miniature!