The sculpture will arrive in the United States for the celebration of Independence Day on July 4.
A smaller replica of the Statue of Liberty, based on the original plaster model for her older sister, standing on Ellis Island, will soon go on a trip to the United States, where it will be displayed on Independence Day as a gift to France.
The bronze statue, about 3 meters high, will make a nine-day journey from the French port of Le Havre to Baltimore across the Atlantic Ocean aboard a container ship.
From Baltimore, she will be flown to Ellis Island in time for the July 4 festivities.
Then the mini Statue of Liberty will be displayed in the garden of the French Embassy in Washington, where it will be brought to the national holiday of France-Bastille Day on July 14. There the statue will stand for the next ten years. The Statue of Liberty is “our Eiffel Tower,” US Embassy spokesman Liam Wesley said at the send-off ceremony. The diplomat called it a symbol that represents not only freedom but also the “richness” of US-French relations.