The Festival of the Supreme Being
On June 8, 1794, the French had to celebrate the Supreme Being in Paris: Robespierre was persuaded that only a civic religion could cement ties between citizens. On the Champ-de-Mars, renamed the Champ de la Réunion, an immense mountain replaced the altar of Liberty and at its peak, a tree of Liberty. As songs dedicated to the Supreme Being rang out, deputies climbed up the mountain.
Entrance to the Champ de Mars, rue de Belgrade