Notre Dame rebuilding News

AXA Confirms It Insured Some Notre-Dame Artworks for Several Million Euros

French insurer AXA said on Wednesday that it had provided insurance coverage for a few artworks from Notre-Dame Cathedral for a maximum amount of a few million euros. The insurer had said last week that it provided insurance for a …

Architect Who Died 140 Years Ago Left Detailed Guide for Rebuilding Notre Dame

Eugene Viollet-le-Duc is still the man to go to when it comes to restoring Notre Dame, even though he died nearly 140 years ago. As a young architect in Paris, Viollet-le-Duc made it his life’s work to preserve the iconic …

Notre Dame Fire Should Be Wake-Up Call for State of Other European Monuments

It’s a thin line where the patina of age on Europe’s countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it’s not. In the wake of …

Why It’s Difficult to Insure Iconic Properties Such as Notre Dame

Rebuilding Notre Dame, the 800-year-old Paris cathedral devastated by fire last week, will cost billions of dollars as architects, historians and artisans work to preserve the medieval landmark. But contrary to what one might think, little of the money will …

Government and Benefactors, Not Insurers, to Bear Cost of Notre Dame Rebuilding

Major European insurers expect France to bear the bulk of the cost of rebuilding the Notre-Dame Cathedral after a fire tore through the eight-centuries-old Paris landmark on Monday. The cost of a likely multi-year restoration project could itself take a …

Corporate, Individual Donations Pour In for Effort to Restore Notre Dame

France’s luxury-goods tycoons are among the country’s wealthiest individuals and companies to pledge at least 600 million euros ($678 million) to help in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame cathedral a day after the Paris landmark was ravaged by fire. Kicking off …