Will the pledges to finance the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris reach one billion euros? For now, the total amount of promises is 922 billion euros, said the Minister of Culture Franck Riester. "One hundred and four million euros have already been paid by the donors who are in total 350,000," he said while reviewing the fate of the cathedral.
"It is too early to say whether the amount of donations will be enough, the state will assume its responsibilities, we will not leave Notre-Dame plan," he said.
Total will sign its agreement for 100 million euros
Three foundations – Fondation Notre-Dame, Heritage Foundation, Fondation de France – and the Center des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), were responsible for raising funds as part of the national subscription launched for the reconstruction of this gothic jewel.
Among the major private donors, in addition to LVMH (Bernard Arnault) and Kering (Pinault Family) who have already signed agreements for 200 and 100 million euros, Total is preparing to sign its own (100 million) in October to the benefit of the Heritage Foundation, which claimed yesterday (without this signature) 223 million euros of funds collected