The Arnault family, which owns a group of companies Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) has announced that it will allocate € 200 million for the restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral, which was severely affected by the outbreak of Monday’s fire. This was announced on Tuesday by Agence France-Presse (AFP).
“The family of Arnault and the LVMH group, in solidarity with a national tragedy, joins the reconstruction of this extraordinary Cathedral, the symbol of France, our heritage and unity”, — quotes Agency the extract from the statement of the family.
Money for the restoration of the Cathedral are also the local authorities. The mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo said that the city administration will allocate € 50 million for the restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral destroyed in the fire.
Previously, a family of French businessmen-billionaires, Pinault announced that it will provide € 100 million for the reconstruction of Notre Dame. The head of the capital region Ile-de-France valérie Pécresse announced on Tuesday about € 10 million in emergency assistance for the restoration of the Cathedral. The European Commission has promised to restore the monument of a European grant.
As stated by the Minister of culture of France, the franc, Riester, the basic structure of Notre Dame Cathedral saved, but the situation remains extremely difficult.
According to the Minister, “we need to remain vigilant, but to be optimistic”. “We are talking about unprecedented drama, and the state will do everything necessary in this situation, universal solidarity,” he said. “We need the help of everyone,” he added, Riester.