The French President Emmanuel Macron said today that the Paris cathedral Notre Dame will be rebuild within five years. He was speaking to the nation about the situation on Tuesday evening. On Monday vast part of the church was destroyed by a fire.
During the day there have been several annoucements about donations to the reconstruction of the cathedral. The sum is now more than 700 million euros. The first big donations were published by the leading luxury brands.
– Yes, we will build the cathedral of Notre Dame even more beautiful than it was. But this must be done in five years. We can do that, he said.
The fire lasted about 12 hours and according to Bloomberg, some of the major treasures were removed to City Hall, like the Crown of Thorns and Louis IX tunic and some others to Louvre. According to the Culture Minister Franck Riester it seems that the rose windows were not damaged. The cathedral is a 850 years old Gothic style Unesco heritage site.
The Paris stock markets closed up today, the CAC 40 up 0,36 % to 5528 points. The German DAX index closed also up, 0,67% to 12101 points. And London FTSE closed up 0,46% to 4092 points.