Jean-Pierre Cros-Meyrevieille, Mayor of Carcassonne and also an archaeologist, was instrumental in saving the ruined fortress of Carcassonne after a decree for its demolition was issued in 1849. He successfully campaigned to save the historic monument, and rebuilding work, overseen by architect EugÃ¨ne Viollet-le-Duc, started in 1853. This statue stands in the centre of the city which he saved.
- Taken: on 10 August 2007
- Nearest place: Carcassonne
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