La Colonne de la Déesse is one of the landmarks no one who visits historic old town of Lille can miss as it is located in the middle of the Place du General de Gaulle. This monument is impressively tall (56 feet high). At the top of the monument is the goddess from which the name of the monument comes. This monument is the symbol of the city of Lille's resistance and valor during the Austrian invasion in 1792. The goddess almost like a patron of the city of Lille. It is interesting to overcoming such do or die siege situation is the motivation to build this impressive monument which is enjoyed by the descendants of those who suffered and visitors alike.