France is among the world’s countries that have honored the remarkable Lebanese philosopher, writer, and artist Gibran Khalil Gibran, whose name has even been immortalized in space, on the planet Mercury.
The Promenade Gibran Khalil Gibran, which was officially inaugurated on September 26th, 2017, is located on the 26 Quai André Citroën, in the French capital, Paris.
That enchanting Parisian green space was originally called Promenade des Quais de Grenelle et André-Citroën, a tribute to the automobile manufacturer André Citroën (1878-1935) who had his Citroën factories on that quay (1915-1974).
In 2017, Paris officials decided to dedicate that Promenade to Gibran Khalil Gibran and changed its name to honor the Lebanese timeless literary personality.
Back then, during the official inauguration, the Mayor of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, Mr. Philippe Goujon, praised Gibran Khalil Gibran as one of the world’s most prominent figures of this era and highlighted the importance of his country’s relationship with Lebanon.
An honor to Lebanon’s most iconic literary master of all times, it is also an honor to his homeland and roots.
The Promenade of Gibran Khalil Gibran is an open space, accessible day and night, at no charge, for locals and tourists to enjoy.
Those visiting Paris and haven’t had yet the chance to check it out can reach it by metro (station Bir-Hakeim) or by the Quai André-Citroën along the left bank (Rive Gauche) of La Seine, and the Quai de Grenelle.