Statue de Michel de Montaigne, Paris

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  • Michel de Montaigne, the great Bordeaux philosopher who loved Paris so much: read the beautiful quote at the foot of the statue. It watches over the Sorbonne and is backed by the old entrance to the Cluny Museum. The work of the sculptor Landowsky is very touching, Montaigne has an amused and benevolent face, a relaxed posture and hands of great finesse. Her heeled pump continues to bring good luck to students before their exams.
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  • Just beyond Musée de Cluny in the Sorbonne quarter is the small monument filled Square Paul-Painlevé. One of the interesting statues to see here is that of Michel de Montaigne. This statue is a bronze...  more »
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  • Just beyond Musée de Cluny in the Sorbonne quarter is the small monument filled Square Paul-Painlevé. One of the interesting statues to see here is that of Michel de Montaigne. This statue is a bronze depiction of the 16th-century French philospher in a siting position with legs crossed and arms folded. He is dressed in period attire and appears to be in deep thought. Do notice one shiny shoe of the Michel de Montaigne statue. This is from visitors rubbing for good luck and success, a tradition that stems back many years from the local university touching the shoe of Montaigne before important exams. You can view the Michel de Montaigne and other statues at Square Paul-Painlevé in 10-15 minutes before or after your visit to the museum, then carry on with other intended sightseeing in the area.
  • Touching his foot before a lucky exam looks like it! Moreover it is well glossy and lustrous 😀
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