Three months after the fire that devastated Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, the law for the restoration and conservation of Notre-Dame was definitively passed today in the National Assembly. Considered "useless" by the opposition, it gave rise to heated discussions during the meeting - the subject fascinates France and goes far beyond the short text of the law.
The law, which is relatively short, is structured around three chapters: the first concerns the organisation of fundraising, the second concerns the establishment of a new establishment to manage the work, and the last contains measures to simplify administration. The text ratifies the opening, on 16 April, of a national subscription to receive donations promised by individuals, companies and local authorities, the amount of which would amount to nearly 900 million euros (the cost of the work has still not been quantified). The law grants an exceptional tax deduction of 75% (up to a maximum of 1000 euros) to individuals, compared to 66% usually.
The law also creates a new public institution under the supervision of the Minister of Culture, which will be responsible for the conduct and coordination of studies and works with the help of a scientific council. It will be headed by General Georgelin, who is already based at the Elysée, as special adviser to the President.
Le Figaro: Notre-Dame: la loi pour la restauration adoptée