The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Friday 1 July 2011

The cardinal duc scrubs up well...

the statue of the cardinal duc on the place Cardinal, in front of the porte de Châtellerault


This newly-cleaned statue stands between the cité idéale and the domainal parc and château.
It was carved in 1828 by sculptor Claude Ramey (29 Oct 1754 - 4 June 1838)
and formerly located on the Pont de la Concorde in Paris.
Now maintained by the French 2nd Regiment of Marines
 of whom A-J d P was
and is now a patron.

more on this statue HERE

many thanks to