Harry Potter Wiki
Harry Potter Wiki

The Moving Statue[1] was a bronze magical statue depicting a woman sitting on a pedestal, located in Paris. It served as entrance to Place Cachée, the wizarding part of Paris.[2]


This statue moving to its original spot

To non-magical individuals, the statue would appear as any ordinary statue, but when a magical individual was near, the statue would become animated, providing entrance to Paris' counterpart of Diagon Alley. The statue came to life when approached by wizards and witches — the statue would move its leg and dress away from the pedestal it was set on, opening the passage.[2]


In 1927, Porpentina Goldstein, Newton Scamander and Jacob Kowalski used the statue to gain entrance to Montmartre, the wizarding part of Paris for their missions.[3]

In 2010s, this moving statue appeared as a Foundable during the Calamity. Volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force were able to return it to its original time and place.[1]

Behind the scenes

Pythia, the real world statue, which served as inspiration for the statue in the film

  • The statue is based on a real world statue named Pythia,[4] sculpted by Swiss artist Marcello,[5] located in the Paris Opera.
    • Pythia, also known as the Oracle of Delphi,[6] is a representation of the Delphi pythoness.


Notes and references