Chevalier de La Barre
Chevalier de La Barre
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Neighborhood: 18th Arrondissement
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  • Abbesses • 4 min walk
  • Anvers • 5 min walk

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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,496 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I were walking up to the magnificent Sacre Coeur and passed through Square Nadar ,a cute little park that offers great views of the Sacre Coeur,in this park is this great statue in honour of Chevalier De La Barre.
Francois Jean Lefebvre De La Barre ( 1745-1766 ) was a French nobleman ,considered a victim of the then Catholic religious intolerance to the followers of such figures as Voltaire.
For not saluting a Catholic procession and other similar petty charges brought against this man he was imprisoned ,tortured ,eventually he was beheaded before his body was burnt with a copy of Voltaire's " Philosophical Dictionary " nailed to his torso ,a truly horrendous end to a man of beliefs ,the statue which as unveiled in 2000 is well detailed and the work of sculptor Emmanuel Ball and well worth checking out if you're near the Sacre Coeur or Square Nadar .
Written May 27, 2023
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,609 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Just one of the many statues dotted around the area that we randomly walked past. We had no idea who it was and we didn't spend long looking at it, other than to glance at it as we walked on by.
Written March 14, 2020
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