Notre-Dame fire: LVMH and the Arnault family will donate 200 million euros
Following the blaze that tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15 at 6:50pm, the LVMH group and the Arnault family have pledged a donation dedicated to the reconstruction of the Parisian monument and world heritage site.
The world stood in shock on April 15: a huge fire tore through Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, a symbol both of French and of European culture. On Tuesday morning, LVMH Group, a world leader in luxury, and the Arnault family announced via a press release and on the LVMH website that they will make a donation of 200 million euros to aid the reconstruction of the cathedral.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH
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“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.”