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Grotesques (Group 1)

"The grotesques, the stone statues which adorn the upper gallery between Notre-Dame's two towers, were designed by Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century. They recreate the fantastic universe of the Middle Ages. Unlike the gargoyles which have a function of draining of rainwater, the grotesques serve only a decorative function. Sculpted by the workshops of the artist Geoffroy-Dechaume, there are 54 grotesques.

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