LVMH and Arnaud family to make a 200M€ donation
LVMH group and the Arnault family announced “donation” of 200 million euros
(Time to rebuild) Fire in Notre-Dame de Paris: LVMH and the Arnault family announce a “donation of 200 million euros”
After the gigantic fire that devastated the cathedral on Monday, the LVMH group and the Arnault family announced Tuesday a “donation” of 200 million euros to the fund dedicated to the reconstruction of Notre-Dame.
The LVMH group and the Arnault family announced Tuesday a “donation” of 200 million euros to the fund dedicated to the reconstruction of Notre-Dame, after the gigantic fire that devastated the cathedral on Monday. “The Arnault family and the LVMH group, in solidarity with this national tragedy, are associated with the reconstruction of this extraordinary cathedral, symbol of France, its heritage and its unity,” they write in a statement.
Notre Dame Cathedral History
One of the most notable monuments in Paris (and in all of Europe for that matter) is the Notre Dame Cathedral. This Catholic treasure is over 800 years old. It is located on a small island called the Ile de la Cite in the middle of the River Seine. The building of the cathedral was completed over the course of 200 years; it was started in 1163 during the reign of King Louis VII and was completed in 1345.
As is the case with most notable historical monuments, The Notre dame Cathedral Paris has its own share of both the glorious and the tragic historical moments that will forever remain indelible in the mind of people everywhere. Among them is the crowning of Henry VI of England right inside the cathedral in 1431. The Cathedral was at one time in a stage of total disrepair and close to the point of being demolished, but was later saved by Napoleon who himself was crowned Emperor in 1804 inside the Cathedral.