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Joan of Arc, Maid of New Orleans, A Gift From France

Maid of Orleans

French Quarter Monument on Decatur Street

Joan of Arc and Flags

     The Joan of Arc Statue was given to the City of New Orleans from the people of France in 1972. France erected the statue in 1972 as a gift to New Orleans, whose namesake, Orléans, was one of the towns Joan of Arc (1412-1431) defended from the English during the Hundred Years War (1337-1453). In the city’s defense, she was overwhelmingly successful, but her exploits did not stop there. In just over a year, this teenager led troops in 13 different battles and sieges, and captured more than 30 cities

Statue, Joan of Arc 2016

Joan of Arc French Quarter


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