There are eight statues representing cities of France located at the angles of the octagonal Place da la Concorde in Paris. These include the City of Brest Statue found at the northwest side of the plaza.
The architectural scheme for the eight city statues was initiated by Jacques-Ignace Hittorff (1830s). Each statue faces inward toward the Luxor Obelisk and two monumental fountains (Fontaine des Fleuves) and (Fontaine des Mers).
However, the actual designing and constructing of the various statues was entrusted to other architects including Jean-Pierre Cortot who created this Statue of Brest as well as the Statue Rouen located nearby.
The Statue of Brest includes a female figure sitting upon a throne. The statue is atop an ornamental sentry box. The allegorical figure is in draped dress with a crown in the shape of castle. She holds a long handled item in her right hand presenting the city of Brest.
Overall, the city statues at Place de la Concorde create a nice boundary around the plaza. They are nice to see as you approach and worth a few minutes to enjoy if have the time and interest in viewing statues and monuments.More