Thursday, August 18, 2022

Donations to restore Notre Dame Cathedral reaches 700 million euros


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

A total of 688 million euros were donated for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris after a group of public, private institutions and companies in France donated € 388 million for this purpose..

According to reports published in the French press, Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo announced that the municipality will donate 50 million euros, while President Of Ile De France Region Valerie Pecresse, within Paris, will contribute 10 million euros for the restoration of the cathedral.

According to reports, French cosmetics company L’Oreal will contribute 200 million euros and total of 100 million euros for the renovation of the cathedral..

French billionaire Marc Eugène Charles Ladreit de Lacharrière announced 10 million euros, the French bank Credit Agricole for 5 million euros and the Capgemini program for € 1 million, for the same purpose.

The Heritage Foundation, which sponsors the historical monuments of France, has raised two million euros through a donation campaign launched on Monday.

French billionaire Bernard Arnault and his company pledged to donate 200 million euros to rebuild the historical Notre Dame Cathedral..

This comes after reports of other donations from the French billionaire Francois Pinault, 100 million euros, following the incident that took the world’s attention.

Thus, the donations collected for the restoration of the cathedral around 700 million euros.

The historic cathedral of Notre-Dame was set ablaze in central Paris on Monday night and lasted for about 15 hours before the fire department succeeded in extinguishing it,.

The church’s roof and 93-meter-high tunnel were destroyed by fire.

The French channel “France 24”, said that about 400 firefighters participated in extinguishing the fire, and tried to save the front towers.

Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most visited sights in Europe.

The church building (created during the period 1163-1345) is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture (a stage of European architecture) that prevailed from the 12th century until the beginning of the 16th century.

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