Born in Colmar in 1834, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was a famous French sculptor. Being his home town, Colmar hosts many of his pieces, scattered throughout the town.
Bartholdi’s works were commissioned across the nation and can be found from Paris to Lyon and even over the border in Basel, Switzerland. His work even crossed the Atlantic, including works in Boston, New York and Washington. His most famous work has been recently replicated in miniature and re-installed on a main roundabout leading into Colmar. Titled La Liberté éclairant le monde, ‘Freedom lighting the world’, it is better known as New York’s Statue of Liberty.