Another marvel of Pondicherry is its 1.5 km long promenade running along the beach. One can rest, or merely stroll at anything of the day. On the sea front are several other landmarks. The 3 meter-tall statue of Mahatma Gandhi, set amidst eight exquisitely sculptured pillar facing the Gandhi maiden gives a splendid look. The tall and elegant war memorial is just away from the Gandhi statue was raised by the French to honor the memory of those soldiers who laid down their lives in World War I. The 27 meter tall old lighthouse, the circular shaped two exhibiting the majestic look to the place. All of these add grandeur to the beach road once known as Cours Chabrol and later renamed as Goubert avenue.