Place Clairefontaine – Luxembourg


On the Place Clairefontaine stands the monument
to Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985),
by the Parisian sculptor Jean Cardot,
in memory of the monarch who represented the
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for 45 years.

On the background we can see the Cathedral
and Maison de Bourgogne.

On the left side (first plan) the Protestant Church.
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23 thoughts on “Place Clairefontaine – Luxembourg

  1. Your children will certainly thank you one day for all the places you have been and for the wonderful collection of photos you have taken. I am always impressed by your photographs.

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  2. It's always interesting to walk with you and read a lot of things about your beautyful counrty.As I love history very much, every visit on your blog learns me something!
    Bonne journée!

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  3. Maison de Bourgogne??? There used to be a kingdom of Bourgogne, centuries ago, anything to do with this? Or is it the local snail shop?
    Questions, so many questions!

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  4. Hi Rob and Mandy ( I loved your new profile picture ),

    Hey…Don't forget that I'm not from Europe LOL 😉 almost a kind of tourist here!

    Anyway what I could find in my tourist guides about Maison de Bourgogne : first recorded in documents of 1447 – one of the oldest buildings in Luxembourg – since 1975 this Maison has been the headquarters of the President of Government.Also It takes the form of a patrician's house and today the former refuge accommodates some departments of the Ministry of Finance.
    ***Well, every time that I'm walking around this place I see no one there, outside, you know…it's really quite! 🙂

    Léia

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  5. The Grand Duchess looks like she's still actively caring for the duchy! It's a wonderful sculpture…actually, I think it's just “ducky,” if you understand that bit of American slang…

    OK, enough silliness. I agree with what Abe said. Your pictures are always wonderful and your kids will really appreciate them some day…

    That's an impressive cathedral…

    You mean there are Protestant protestors in Luxembourg? 😉

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  6. Leia, do you mean the people from the Ministry of Finance don't work? Maybe this is the key to a prosperous countre and economy: forbid the finance people to work 🙂
    Thanks for the info about the Maison de Bourgogne. After thinking about it, the Kingdom of Burgundy, Bourgogne, had some embassies in other countries. Maybe this was one. In London, Scotland Yard used to be the representation of Scotland to the English Parliament.

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  7. Well, I believe that Luxembourg for a short while during the 15th century was in the domain of the Duke of Bourgogne. This corresponds obviously well to the age of the building. But, it may aslo have been an “embassy” as said above.

    Anyhow, it all looks beuatiful! 🙂

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  8. Great post as usually Leia:)The narrow street in the second photo is fabulous.
    Is it still cold in Luxembourg? Can you believe that there is supposed to be so cold and snowy here till the mid February!!!!!
    By the way, how was your French test?
    Hugs:)
    Joo

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  9. I love both photos. The buildings are so wonderfully European. The top one is perfect with the trees,statue and spires reaching up to the sky.

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  10. I love the sculpture. It's wonderful how you can see the folds in her dress. I'll admit that I get tired of so many historical sculptures being males in military clothes. It's nice to see a woman for a change. The cathedral in the background is also beautiful and I like the view down the alley with the church steeples.

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  11. I really do love seeing all the steeples! The monument is lovely too and I think she deserved it after serving for 45 years.

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  12. Great photos as always and a toubillon of interesting comments. I'm learning a lot of things here…

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  13. Charlotte must have been a very grand Duchess indeed to have had such a magnificent ediface built in her honour. It is really quite remarkeable – such lovely steep spires. It looks wonderful as do all your photos and buildings.
    I'm glad you liked the video, there are several but I personally think that's the best version with the best pictures.
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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