The Lyon Statue in Place De La Concorde Paris, France


Paris is a city filled with history and amazing architecture.

Today is a traveling day for me, but I wanted to share a Thursday Door.


Place de la Concorde.

This door is from Place de la Concorde.

Place de la Concorde is one of the major public squares in Paris. It is located in the city’s, 8th arrondissement, at the eastern end of the Champs-Élysées.

It was the site of many notable public executions during the French Revolution.

Our hotel was within a short walking distance of Place de la Concorde, which I shared in my A Corner of Paris post.

I also shared some evening views in the square in this post.


At each of the eight angles of the octagonal Place de la Concorde is a statue representing a French city.

I chose to capture the sculpture by Pierre Petitot, representing the city of Lyon.

My choice was not because of the city, but because Lyon is my maiden name.

City of Lyon.

However, Lyon is a two-thousand-year-old city situated at the junction of the Rhône and Saône rivers.

It is the third largest city in France, after Paris and Marseilles.


Have you ever traveled to Lyon, France?

Travel not to find yourself, but to remember who you've been all along. -unknown photo quote over the Louvre in Paris France

Let your light shine!


16 thoughts on “The Lyon Statue in Place De La Concorde Paris, France

  1. I have never been there and hubby and my traveling days are pretty much over. It just not in our wheelhouse anymore.

    Have a fabulous day and thank you for posting places we can enjoy virtually. ♥

    1. I’m glad that you enjoyed it. While I’m sure there are many places to which I’ll never make it, I hope to make it to quite a few. However, it sure is nice that it’s often able to be seen “virtually” for those places we don’t travel.
      Have a fabulous day as well!

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! It’s interesting what captures our eyes in travels. I may have never stopped to stare at this statue had it not held my maiden name. 🙂

  2. I visited Lyon twice. The first time was on a business trip and I loved what little I could see during this time. I wanted to see more and knew hubby would enjoy it too. So we returned together a few months later and had a fabulous time. We were there in the Spring, it was comfortably warm to eat outside everywhere. The surrounding area looks beautiful too and we would love to return there one day to explore more.

    1. It looks like a beautiful city from what I saw when researching its history. I’m excited to hear that it is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing that. I may have to add it to my must see places! 🙂

    1. Yet is always a great key word! Kind of like “never say never”…That’s what I tell my mother when she says our upcoming UK trip will be her last. I may have to start using “yet” about every place I haven’t been. I’ve not been to Marseille either. Yet.

  3. Great shot, Amy. Even better when the statue has your family name on it 🙂
    I didn’t realize Lyon was such an old city. We North Americans are so clueless when it comes to “old” 🙂

    1. Thank you Joanne. I did not realize anything about the age of the city either. Or that it was so large. While there are some “old” places in Virginia…nothing compares to the age across the water. 😉

    1. Thank you so much! I didn’t realize Lyon was such a large city. I may have to put it on my list of places to visit.

    1. Thank you. Paris really is lovely. My time was much too brief and I hope I get to return someday.

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