Victor Noir, (27 July 1848 in Attigny, Vosges – 11 January 1870 in Paris), was a French journalist who is famous for the manner of his death and its political consequences. His tomb in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris later became a fertility symbol.
Victor Noir’s statue is eroding… because women can’t stop rubbing its ‘lucky penis’: Visitors ignore calls to stop playing with it because they believe it boosts fertility
A statue of a prominent
Victor Noir was shot dead by a great-nephew of Emperor Napoleon in 1870.
Thousands of women have touched his crotch and kissed his lips for luck.
The bronze statue has notably