Joan of Arc Statue
Nestled in the heart of New Orleans stands a magnificent tribute to a brave young woman who changed history. The Joan of Arc statue is an awe-inspiring work of art that stands proudly near the French Quarter.
Joan of Arc, also known as "The Maid of Orleans", was born in 1412 and fought in the Hundred Years War against England. She was captured by the Burgundians and sold to the English, who then put her on trial for heresy and witchcraft. After being convicted and burned at the stake she became a martyr for her cause and has since been immortalized through countless works of art across the world.
The statue in New Orleans is one such example. Standing over 15 feet tall it depicts Joan holding a shield with angels surrounding her, representing her strength and courage in battle. It also symbolizes faith, as Joan was said to have heard voices from God telling her to lead France into victory against their enemies.
The bronze sculpture was created by Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1922 and has become an iconic landmark in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Its presence adds an element of historical richness to an already vibrant city, inspiring all those who come across it with visions of heroism and courage beyond what most can imagine.
Visiting Joan of Arc’s statue is not just an activity for tourists – locals also come to pay their respects at this important landmark which commemorates one woman’s story but resonates with many others still today. There are even annual festivals held every May 30th – Joan’s birthday – honoring her incredible journey from obscurity all the way up through history books forevermore.