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Marianne is a national emblem of France and an allegory of Liberty and Reason.

Marianne is displayed in many places in France and holds a place of honour in town halls and law courts. She symbolises the "Triumph of the Republic", a bronze sculpture overlooking the Place de la Nation in Paris. Her profile stands out on the official government logo of the country, is engraved on French euro coins and appears on French postage stamps; it also was featured on the former franc currency. Marianne is one of the most prominent symbols of the French Republic.

Marianne represents the state and values of France, differently from another French cultural symbol, the Coq gaulois (Gallic rooster) which represents France as a nation and its history, land, culture, and variety of sport disciplines in their combative forms. Although both are common emblems of France, neither Marianne nor the Coq gaulois enjoys official status: the flag of France, as named and described in Article 2 of the French constitution, is the only official emblem.

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