The Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot ruled Wednesday before the Senate that the national and international public subscription will be sufficient to restore the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral which, she assured, "
will be reopened in 2024
Roselyne Bachelot, who returned to the Ministry of Culture on Monday after being hospitalized for Covid-19, was greeted with applause when she spoke.
She thanked "
for the many testimonies of support
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Donations and pledges amount to 833 million euros and "
some think that there is too much money, that we must already think about the subsequent use
" while "
others think that it there will not be enough,
”observed the Minister.
Before adding that "
at the present time, the sums thus collected allow us to calmly consider this site
I can tell you that in 2024 the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral will be reopened
", declared Roselyne Bachelot, who is due to go to the site on Thursday with President Emmanuel Macron, two years to the day after the fire which has partially damaged the building.
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The President of the Republic has requested a reconstruction of the cathedral in five years.
The president of the Public Establishment, General Jean-Louis Georgelin, reiterated that the cathedral will indeed reopen in 2024 and that a Te deum will be celebrated there on April 16 of that year.
But the site work will not all be completed by this deadline.