Place Diana

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Place Diana
Flamme de la Liberté 20 April 2013.jpg
The Place Diana with the Flame of Liberty
Place Diana is located in Paris
Place Diana
Shown within Paris
Coordinates48°51′51″N 2°18′3″E / 48.86417°N 2.30083°E / 48.86417; 2.30083

The Place Diana (English: Diana Square) is a public square situated in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the Seine river.

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The place is named in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales,[1] by vote of the Council of Paris in 2018.[2] The place is just north of the Pont de l'Alma Tunnel, where Princess Diana was killed along with two others (including her romantic partner Dodi Fayed) in a high-speed car crash in August 1997.


On this space rises the Flame of Liberty, a replica of the torch of the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World) in New York City. The statue was erected in 1989 to celebrate the Franco-American friendship. Somewhat forgotten, the Flame benefited from a renewed interest when Diana, Princess of Wales, died on 31 August 1997, during a road accident in the tunnel of pont de Alma, located below the monument.

Further reading[edit]

  • Sully, Nicole (2010). "Memorials incognito: The candle, the drain and the cabbage patch for Diana, Princess of Wales". Architectural Research Quarterly. 14 (2): 115-128. doi:10.1017/S1359135510000734.