National Geographic : 1918 Nov
GENERAL VIEW OF LE PUY, DEPARTMENT OF HAUTE-LOIRE, SHOWING THE CATHEDRAL ONTHE RIGHT, THE ROCK OF THE VIRGIN IN THE CENTER, AND NOTRE DAME D'AIGUILHE ON THE LEFT The cathedral is an eleventh-twelfth century edifice of rare architectural interest. Mount Anis,the eminence inthe center of the picture, isa volcanic rock rising to a height of 435 feet. It is crowned by a lofty statue of Notre Dame de France, cast from 200 cannons captured bythe French at Sebastopol. The Church of St. Michel d'Aiguilhe, which surmounts the smaller pinnacletothe left, isacurious structure dating from the tenth century. Before the war 90,ooo women were employed in lacemaking in the district of which Le Puy isthe capital.