THE WORLD IS FULL OF COUNTLESS STORIES…
The one we are going to tell you delivers a message of fraternity. Inspired by a symbol, she saw thousands of destinies mingle around the same quest: that of Liberty.
June 17th, 1885. The Isère, a frigate of the French Navy, entered the bay of New York with a precious legacy on board: the Statue of Liberty.
Even though Bartholdi’s work is now a universal symbol, there are few who know the true story behind it ?
This ambitious project was born out of the idea of one man who was obsessed with democracy, Édouard de Laboulaye, and the minds of two French artistic geniuses, Auguste Bartholdi and Gustave Eiffel.
But in the end, it was not the French Republicans who gave meaning to their gift to the American people. It was the thousands of immigrant men and women from around the world who arrived in New York at the end of the 19th century who gave meaning to his torch and his step. Liberty enlightening the world is also an immigrant. Born in France and established for over a century in the port of New York, she came to embody this ideal shared by millions of men and women around the world: LIBERTY
THE ISÈRE : A UNIVERSAL SYMBOL
In the nineteenth century, Isère built a bridge between cultures, inviting to travel and surpassing oneself. Against all odds, this three mast has pursued a dream; that of Liberty, which sounds like a universal hymn.
Today forgotten, this ship rests by 35 ft deep in Lorient, France.
AND YET, THE VALUES AND IDEALS WORN BY THE FRIGATE CONTINUE TO VIBRATE UNDER THE SURFACE OF THE OCEAN…