Lyon: the statue of Louis XIV has found its pedestal on Place Bellecour

Lyon: the statue of Louis XIV has found its pedestal on Place Bellecour
Lyon: the statue of Louis XIV has found its pedestal on Place Bellecour

The statue of Louis XIV, removed from its base last July for renovations, has been back since Tuesday April 30 on Place Bellecour in Lyon.

An event for this monumental work which will celebrate its 200th anniversary in 2025.

The Sun King once again shines on Place Bellecour in Lyon. This is the end of a titanic project: the statue of Louis XIV has returned to its pedestal after a little less than a year of work.

The emblematic work, installed in the heart of Lyon’s largest square, was deposited on July 12, 2023 to be restored. The first time in almost two centuries that the statue has left its pedestal.

In 2019, a study of the structure, carried out by the city and metropolis of Lyon, revealed cracks and oxidation on the base and the statue itself.

Lifted using a crane, the bronze work, weighing more than nine tonnes, then rose into the air only to return months later.

It was necessary to consolidate the frame, repair the cracks, and make the bronze shine again. More images in the topic at the top of this article.


The editorial staff of TF1info | TF1 report: Gaëlle Charnay and Eric Nappi

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