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Have a look at the corner of rue Aubriot and rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, about 5 metres up you'll find this strange Madonna, completely anonymous in its recess. Just underneath, there this graving (2nd photo) that may have something to do with the Madonna. But as I don't speak Latin....... Also on the wall is the ols street name enfraved in the stonework.
Anecdote - The rue Aubriot was given its name in 1867, having been called rue Dupuis during 600 years. The name Aubriot is from the builder of the Bastille. He laid the first blocks in April 1370. Irony of the sort, he himself was imprisoned there in 1381 for a year before being released by a revolt, although he died later that same year.
Anecdote II - The famous photographer Helmut Newton lived in rue Aubriot for a lengthy period and some of his well-known "ambiguous" night shots were taken further along the street towards the Blanc-Manteaux church.
Nearest metro is St. Paul or Hotel de Ville.
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