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From the 12th century, an altar dedicated to Mary was placed against

the south-eastern pillar of the cathedral.

This location is a high place of devotion since the Middle Ages.

In the 19th century, the architect Viollet-le-Duc placed

a statue of the Virgin and child there called since "Notre Dame de Paris".


This sculpture dates from the middle of the 14th century.

It comes from the Saint-Aignan chapel, located in the former cloister of the canons, on the Ile de la Cité.

In 1818, it was transferred to Notre-Dame to be placed on the pier of the portal of the Virgin,

 replacing the Virgin of the thirteenth century, destroyed in 1793 during the french revolution.

Statue de Notre Dame de Paris