One of the more surprising things to discover is that there is a Statue of Liberty in Paris, too. The Île aux Cygnes, which translates to Swan Island, is not far from the Eiffel Tower. Though the... Read More
One of the more surprising things to discover is that there is a Statue of Liberty in Paris, too. The Île aux Cygnes, which translates to Swan Island, is not far from the Eiffel Tower. Though the easiest access is via Métro Passy or Bir Hakeim. Enter onto the island from the middle of Pont (Bridge) Bir Hakeim. Once you are on the gravel path, it will take you all the way to the end, where you'll be standing on this island in the midle of the Seine with the Maison Radio France on your right and the Centre Beaugrenelle on your left. At this point you must keep going underneath the bridge. A 100m away is where the Statue of Liberty stands majestically. Yes she's smaller, a fraction of the size of her Ellis Island sister, but she is nonetheless, just as beautiful. And every bit as symbolic.
- Free Things to Do: "Since this island, the Île aux Cygnes,(Island of Swans), sits in the middle of the Seine, this walk is a most peaceful one. Park benches that line the pathway offer the comfort of solitude and a book or a place to hold hands and watch the boats go by."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Even many Paris residents don't know exactly where to find this Statue of Liberty. As a tourist, you'll really be doing your duty of discovery.