Here are 14 great pictures of the Statue of Liberty during construction in Paris.

France gave United States the Statue as a symbol of brotherhood between the two nations to celebrate 100 years of the American Declaration of Independence (1776).

The idea was born from a politician and French historian Edouard de Laboulaye. The story behind it goes that Edouard de Laboulaye told Auguste Bartholdi: “I will fight for freedom, I entrust to free people. I will try to glorify the republic there “

It is precisely the sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi who made the famous Statue of Liberty.

Its construction took place near the Parc Monceau in Paris from 1881 to 1884. Gustave Eiffel Bartholdi helped design the interior of the Statue of Liberty. Eiffel imagined a metal post to support the copper plates.

After being assembled and disassembled into 350 pieces, the Statue of Liberty was taken to Charles de Gaulle airport and embarked on an A380 to New York ….

LOL I was just making sure that you were paying attention 😀

Miss Liberty was taken to Havre (a city in northwest of France), and transported by a French frigate to NYC called L’Isere on June 17, 1885.

The statue was inaugurated on October 28th 1886. The US President Grover Cleveland, about 600 guests and thousands of spectators all attended at this event.

The Statue of Liberty was a great success and became one of the most famous attractions of New York and the United States.

I hope you enjoyed this historical note 😉


I remind you that now you can go up to the crown of the Statue of Liberty (see article NYCTT), take advantage of your trip to NY and go visit the Statue at Ellis Island (see article NYCTT).

Photos of the construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris:

Most of the photos are from Albert Fernique (New York Public Library).
















My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

3 commentaires

  1. ju says:
    I don’t understand…
    “the Statue of Liberty was taken to Charles de Gaulle airport and embarked on an A380 to New York”
    I don’t think there was any A380 in 1880.
    Or I’m realy miss something :p

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