“The State will take charge of the restoration of the cathedral of Nantes”, victim of a fire, assured Monday the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire.
“The State will take charge of the restoration of the cathedral of Nantes”, victim of a fire, assured Monday the Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire. “It is an obligation for the State because it is its property, it is an obligation because it is our culture, so we will respond present”, he said again, recalling that the Prime Minister went there on Saturday.
“The State will respond present. It has been present from the day of the fire since the Prime Minister went there with the Minister of the Interior and the Minister of Culture and he will respond financially”, detailed M. Le Maire on RMC-BFMTV.
The state owns more than 80 cathedrals in France. The ministry of Culture finances all the works of maintenance, repair and restoration of the cathedrals, “within the limits of the provisions of the law of 1905 relating to the separation of the Churches and the State”, underlines the site of the ministry of the culture. Fire experts, from the scientific and technical police laboratory, are hard at work to try to determine the origin of the disaster on Saturday at Nantes cathedral, which mainly affected its great organ, as part of the investigation open for “arson”. “It is a great sadness to see an organ, music, reduced to ashes like this,” said Bruno Le Maire, who said he had the opportunity to listen to it.