Statue of Vercingetorix at Place de Jaude in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

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Place de Jaude


Just southwest of the old city, lined with bars and hotels, Clermont-Ferrand's monumental pedestrianised square is overlooked by a statue of heroic Celtic chief Vercingétorix.

The statue was created by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, who also designed the Statue of Liberty.

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