No, you are not dreaming, you have not crossed the Atlantic but the Orb... This replica of La Liberté illuminating the world, was at the bow of the liner "Maxim's des mers" which in 1986 went to celebrate, with on board the stars of show business, the centenary of the real statue in New York. The shipowners decided some time later to land this cumbersome figurehead. So the captain of the liner, a certain Albert Abelanet, a native of Lugné, decided to save her from certain drowning, and this is how the beautiful Liberty welcomes visitors who are astonished to find themselves in such good company on the square of this charming little hamlet.
Raoul Bayou, mayor of Cessenon wanted to hoist it above the hill of Cessenon but it was becoming too expensive. Currently, it rests on a base made of a stone recovered from a bridge over the Orb. Our statue has just recovered its tiara that a vandal had destroyed. Commander Abelanet died in 2012.
So go to the Place de Lugné for an inevitable photo!