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Carved in 1821 in a sandstone rock, this lion commemorates the combat of the Swiss guards charged to protect the royal residence from Louis XVI at the time of the French revolution, in Paris: some 850 mercenaries found death in the catch of Tileries, August 10, 1792, or were guillotinés September the 2 and 3 (source: Guide Vert Michelin)

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