Parez un hérisson, il semblera baron.
This 17th century French adage advises that one should never judge another according to appearances: Dress up a hedgehog and it will look like a baron.
This hedgehog can be admired in all its modest splendor on the façade near the central portal of the Cathédrale d'Amiens.
un hérisson: a hedgehog
parer: to adorn
©2013 P.B. Lecron