The Festival of Union
The Place de la Révolution was primarily a public square where people organized large ceremonies. On August 10, 1793, during the Festival of Union, a large crowd gathered at the base of the new statue of Liberty. Oak trees decorated with tricolor ribbons, red caps, hymns, inscriptions and even civic paintings surrounded the statue. As a sign of liberty, thousands of birds were released. At the same time, deputies watched the former symbols of the monarchy burn in a gigantic pyre.
Place de la Concorde, entrance to the Tuileries