Lottery raises millions to save French heritage sites
Two and a half million tickets at €15 a piece were sold for the heritage lottery drawn on Friday, September 14. The €15-20 million collected will subsidise the restoration of 269 endangered French heritage sites. Eighteen sites designated as “iconic” by the minister of culture will receive priority funding. They will receive immediate funding from the Fondation du patrimoine – enough to begin the first stages of construction and restoration. Here are some of the top sites.