Michel Ney Monument
Michel Ney Monument
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighborhood: 6th Arr. - Luxembourg
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  • Port-Royal • 1 min walk
  • Port-Royal • 1 min walk
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia23,324 contributions
A monument to the bravest Marshal of Napoleon, Michel Ney, was erected near the place of his execution in 1815. The son of a Cooper became a Marshal of France for his unparalleled bravery in the battles of Austerlitz, Jena, and Friedland. Ney was with Napoleon in the Russian campaign, his corps attacked in the center at the battle of Borodino, he was with Napoleon to the end. After the Emperor's exile on the island of Elba, Ney swore an oath to the Bourbons, who were returned to the throne by the Russian, English and Prussian invaders. He despised them, as did all of France. After Napoleon returned from Elba, the stupid Bourbons sent Ney to arrest him. However, neither Her nor his troops not to shoot in the face. Bonaparte's 100 days ended with Waterloo and Napoleon's final defeat. For the Emperor, this ended with a reference to the island of St. Elena, and for Ney by firing squad. The sculptor Francois Rude, the author of the famous bas-relief of the Marseillaise on the place Letoile, wanted to depict Ney at the time of the shooting, where Ney behaved very courageously. However, Napoleon III wanted to see the Marshal at the moment of victory. Rude managed to do that, too. Ney was a hero both in the moments of glory and in the days of defeat.
Written September 14, 2020
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,216 contributions
Friends
Saw this bronze monument whilst we were on a bus tour, but not really worthy making a trip for unless you're into military history perhaps.
Written March 21, 2020
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elindoo
Stuart, FL2,287 contributions
Family
When traveling as we are, you come across these statues and then go back later, often using Google or Trip Advisor to try to figure out what it's all about. This is a good example of that. We got off the metro to head to the Luxembourg palace and came upon this dude. Nice work, and interesting but I had no idea who it was until later, when I had Internet access and could review it. A general in Napoleon's army, and much more if you care to Google it.
Written July 27, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,813 contributions
There he is right next to the Closerie des Lilas. Supposedly Hemmingway got bored staring at him. He was one of Napoleon's marshals, and I believe he had a sketchy history.
Written July 27, 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,670 contributions
This monument to Michel Ney was erected in honor to a famous military commander who fought in many battles during the Napoleon wars. Therefore, he became Napoleon's army Marshal.
It's not worth a detour going out of your way, but if you're in this area close to Luxembourg palace have a look.
Written January 27, 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,213 contributions
Couples
Great tribute to one of the most famous and important of Napoleon's army marshals. Nice location and setting.
Written January 21, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,813 contributions
Solo
The statue outside of the Closerie des Lilas. Supposedly famous artists and writers gazed upon it while talking and drinking at the famous cafe. Noble statue.
Written August 10, 2018
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ11,229 contributions
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I came across this bronze statue in a sidewalk area near the Closerie des Lilas, a favorite restaurant of Ernest Hemingway. The monument depicts Michel Ney, who commanded French troops in the French Revolutionary and the Napoleonic wars. I saw nothing remarkable about the statue, which shows Ney standing on a high pedestal in full military uniform. He is in action with a sword held high in his right hand, mouth open and jacket flapping at the rear. A short wrought-iron fence protects this1853 work by Francois Rude.

The monument would likely appeal most to those interested in French military history because Ney played a significant role. He earned the nickname bravest of the brave from Napoleon. Battles that Ney was involved in are listed on the pedestal along with key events in his life. This sculpture stands just south of the Luxembourg Gardens.
Written March 24, 2018
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KylieIsTravelling
Perth, Australia3,822 contributions
Solo
The Marechal Ney Statue is right near the Raspail Metro and is at the sound end of the gardens area where you can see views all the way up to the Luxembourg Palace.

It’s an impressive statue - not something that you’d go out of your way to find, however is something worth looking at on your walk to the Luxembourg Palace if coming from the south end.
Written December 26, 2017
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,306 contributions
Solo
Located in Paris' 6th Arrondissement, this monument to Michel Ney, honors a heroic military figure who fought in many battles and became a Marshal of the Empire under Napoleon. If you're in this pretty area have a look, but not a must see.
Written December 12, 2017
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