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Mont Valérien

Mount Valérien is situated on a hill west of Paris in the district of Suresnes.
The military fort was the site of the execution of more than one million resistance
fighters and hostages by the Germans during World War II. After the war General
De Gaulle had the monument built. It consists of a large esplanade decorated with
sixteen allegorical bronze reliefs on both sides of the eternal resistance flame
in front of a 12 meter long cross of Lorraine.


October 2007
t3%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f88998532.zavyMJne.jpg The esplanade is more than 1 hectar
The esplanade is more than 1 hectar
The bronze reliefs
The bronze reliefs
An allegorical relief
An allegorical relief
Each relief is unique
Each relief is unique
The cross of Lorraine behind the flame
The cross of Lorraine behind the flame
The eternal flame of the resistance
The eternal flame of the resistance
Whatever happens the resistance flame must never stop burning
"Whatever happens the resistance flame must never stop burning"
t3%2f96%2f463296%2f4%2f88998556.jsTfIRP5.jpg The Eiffel tower as seen from the memorial
The Eiffel tower as seen from the memorial