The Little Mermaid of L’Île-Rousse is also known as the Marinella Mermaid and Sirène de L’Île-Rousse. She sits on a rock just off the Promenade de la Marinella in L’Île-Rousse, on the north coast of the French island of Corsica. She was created in bronze by sculptor Gabriel Diana, and is positioned at one end of the natural harbor.
Gabriel is a well known artist and sculptor with a wide variety of art works. Gabriel created another mermaid sculpture in the town of Bastia, near the harbor there.
Corsica has an astounding amount of history going back millennia. From the Stone Age at least, and forward in time Corsica was occupied by the Carthaginians, colonized by the ancient Greeks, and then occupied by the Etruscans. And then after becoming part of the Roman Republic and all that history, Corsica was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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