Tombe de Victor Noir

The tomb of Victor Noir is a tomb in the Père-Lachaise cemetery in Paris, where the remains of Victor Noir, a journalist killed in 1870 by Pierre-Napoléon Bonaparte, were transferred in 1891. To adorn this new tomb, a bronze recumbent statue was sculpted in 1890 by Jules Dalou, an ardent defender of the Republic, Black having become a Republican symbol due to the kinship of his murderer with the Emperor Napoleon III. This sculpture is the object of a tradition consisting in touching certain parts of it.

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