The statue was erected after the Second World War, in 1950.
Police investigating the reason for the fire have revealed that it was started maliciously.
Some of the boutiques that remained open were pillaged and looted by aggressive demonstrators.
Churches in France are being vandalised on a weekly basis.
French authorities are failing to prevent acts of vandalism targeting places of worship.
The tabernacle was ripped open; hosts were thrown against the walls and on to the ground.
French churches and other Christian symbols are being targeted by vandals on a weekly basis in France.
Fifty-five tombs were damaged in the cemetery of Gujan Metras, in the department of Gironde, on Thursday, the 21st of May.
Daniel Ambry is a representative of the Islamic-Christian Friendship Group in Bordeaux.