Gallery>Virgin of the Pillar

Virgin of the Pillar

The statue of Notre-Dame de Paris, or the Virgin of the Pillar, is a stone statue that is the best known of the representations of the Virgin of the cathedral. Sculpted in the middle of the 14th century, it comes from the Saint-Aignan chapel located in the former Cloister of the Canons on the Île de la Cité. Transferred to Notre-Dame in 1818, it was first placed in the overmantel of the Portal of the Virgin to replace the the 13th century Virgin, which was destroyed in 1793.

Restoration funding progress


Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris is the official 501 (c)(3) charity leading the international fundraising efforts to rebuild and restore Notre-Dame Cathedral.

1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW,
Suite 425,
Washington, DC 20006
©2021 Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris