Reading time: 2 min

Following the blaze that tore through Notre Dame Cathedral on April 15 at 6:50pm, private donors have pledged hundreds of millions of euros to help with the future restoration project of this world treasure.

Along with private donors the LVMH Group, a world leader in luxury, and the Arnault family have pledged 200 million euros. Earlier Francois-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering pledged 100 million euros.

“The Arnault family and the LVMH Group, in solidarity with this national tragedy, are committed to assist with the reconstruction of this extraordinary cathedral, symbol of France, its heritage and its unity.
They will donate a total sum of 200 million euros to the fund dedicated to the reconstruction of this architectural work, which is a core part of the French History.
In the meantime, the LVMH Group puts at the disposal of the State and the relevant authorities all its teams – including creative, architectural and financial specialists – to help with the long work of reconstruction and fundraising, which is already in progress.”

Bernard Arnault chairman and CEO of LVMH
Bernard Arnault, Chairman & Chief Executive Office LVMF

 

Notre dame Cathedral Paris