Statue in Paris – close to the Sacré-Coeur

This is the statue of the chevalier Lefebvre de la Barre, a young Frenchman,  tortured and beheaded because he refused to take off his hat to honor a religious procession.

I came across this statue on our trip to Paris a few months back. It can be found close to the Sacré-Cœur – although I suspect most tourists pass it by without glancing at it once.

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The moral of this story ? Better take of your hat when zealots walk by.

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About Clemens P. Suter

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