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A slide show of Lafayette's world, from his birthplace in the Auvergne to his tomb in Paris.
Chavaniac (photo by Laura Auricchio)
Chavaniac (photo by Laura Auricchio)

Lafayette's birthplace, the Chateau de Chavaniac, in the rustic Auvergne region of south-central France.

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View from Lafayette's birthplace
View from Lafayette's birthplace

View of the volcanic landscape surrounding the Chateau de Chavaniac, Lafayette's birthplace. (photo by Laura Auricchio)

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Tomb (photo by Laura Auricchio)
Tomb (photo by Laura Auricchio)

An American flag flies over the tomb of Lafayette and his wife in Paris's Picpus Cemetery.

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Chavaniac (photo by Laura Auricchio)
Chavaniac (photo by Laura Auricchio)

Lafayette's birthplace, the Chateau de Chavaniac, in the rustic Auvergne region of south-central France.

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These photos were taken on research trips to France in 2012 and 2013.

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