Jeanne d’Arc, Jeanne d’Or

As everyone knows, there is still a very strong French element to New Orleans.  The connections to the city’s French past are found in the cuisine, in the name and architecture of the French Quarter, and even in statues found around the city.

Joan of Arc is a popular subject — which is not  surprising because she was, after all, the Maid of Orleans.  This golden depiction of France’s martial heroine was a gift to the citizens of New Orleans from the people of France and is found in a small park next to the French Market area of the French Quarter.

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