Former right-hand man of General Georgelin, who died accidentally last August, Philippe Jost is the president of the public institution in charge of the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame.
LE FIGARO. - The President of the Republic will have visited the site twice in 2023. Are you surprised?
Philippe JOST. - The President of the Republic solemnly reaffirmed on 25 August, during the national tribute to General Georgelin, the objective of reopening the cathedral on 8 December 2024. For the construction site, this is a demanding objective, but above all it is a formidable factor of collective mobilization. This obliges us. By coming to meet us at the construction site, one year to the day before the reopening, Emmanuel Macron comes to tell us that he is counting on us. This project has worldwide visibility, and its arrival reminds us that part of the image of France is at stake there.
You have taken over from General Georgelin. What is your trademark?
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