"the merry-go-rounds at the Lion de Belfort"

This Lion of Belfort, situated in the Place Denfert-Rochereau in Paris, is a facsimile of the vast sandstone lion sculpture in Belfort, north-eastern France, created by Frédéric Bartholdi, sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. The Lion of Belfort commemorates the triumph of the inhabitants of Belfort in the face of a Prussian assault of 1870-71. The resistance was led by Colonel Denfert-Rochereau.