The very impressive statue of the writer and botanist (Jacques-Henri) Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814) in the Jardin des Plantes, where for a short time he was intendant.
At the base of the statue is a brief summary of Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's literary creations, not all of the dates of publication of which are necessarily correct:
'VOYAGE [À] L’ÎLE DE FRANCE 1773
ÉTUDE DE LA NATURE 1784–1788
PAUL ET VIRGINIE 1788
CHAUMIÈRE INDIENNE 1791
HARMONIES DE LA NATURE 1795'
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre's most famous work is of course the novel Paul et Virginie, of which this representation of the two protagonists are also at the base of the statue.