Life Rubbed the Wrong Way
posted by June 26 at 17:42 PMon
The effigy of 19th Century journalist known as Victor Noir has long been popular with women visitors.
Officials concerned about damage to the icon’s groin area have erected a fence around the grave, and a sign prohibiting indecent rubbing.
The statue shows Noir in a frock coat and trousers lying flat on his back, with a distinct enlargement in the groin.
The effigy has been held as an aid to love or fertility.
The new sign warns: “Any damage caused by graffiti or indecent rubbing will be prosecuted.”
Remember folks, while rubbing a journalist’s groin does have its benefits, be gentle or you’ll rub that thing right off.