Monument to Robert Galley - Liberation Square
Work by sculptor Didier Rousseau - Navarre
Inaugurated in November 2018, this monument honours the memory of Robert Galley who was a resistance fighter of the Free French Forces, Companion of the Liberation, Minister from 1968 to 1981 and Mayor of Troyes from 1972 to 1995.
The gilded bronze bust rests on a square column of Burgundy stone.
It weighs nearly 150 kg and is 125 cm high. The entire sculpture is 2.75 m high.
Note a butterfly on his left shoulder: a small wink to this nature lover who had a passion for entomology (study of insects) and more particularly butterflies. He collected nearly 20,000 species of butterflies and donated them to the Museum of Natural History in Troyes.