Monument commemorating the attachment of Menton to France

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Sculpture
  • 19th C
Jardin Biovès Avenue Boyer Avenue de Verdun 06500 Menton
The monument commemorating the attachment of Menton and Roquebrune to France is located in the Biovès gardens.
The sculpted group is an allegorical representation of France receiving its daughter Menton. At their foot is a rooster, a patriotic symbol.
Although the attachment to France took place under the Second Empire, the symbolism here is rather republican. The white marble statue stands on a masonry pedestal veneered with marble.
It was designed in 1891. The two dates on the eastern side of the pedestal, 1793 and 1861, recall the first annexation to France during the Revolution and the Empire, and the definitive attachment in 1861 ratified by a plebiscite organised by the Sardinian and French governments. It was erected by public...
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Monument commemorating the attachment of Menton to France
Jardin Biovès Avenue Boyer Avenue de Verdun 06500 Menton
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