The early Gothic Basilica of Saint-Denis gets a new tower. After decades of discussions, the seven départements of the Île-de-France, approved on the eve of Christmas eve, 20 million euros for the restoration of the 19th century. Century mined the North tower, as the French media reported this week.
It is therefore the beginning of 2019 adopted, but reclassified funds for the restoration of the Paris Cathedral of Notre-Dame. This would not currently needed due to the subsequent fire disaster and the international fundraising campaigns for Notre Dame. So Saint-Denis comes to the train. The on-site managers want to attract also tourists, the Image of the notorious Parisian suburb and improve the city's development. There is discussion of reconstruction since 1987.
The Basilica is one of the first examples of the French Gothic. Today, grey suburban Saint-Denis is also a Symbolort of the early Parisian city history, who is competing with Notre-Dame in its importance to the development of French Cathedral-Gothic. The originally higher and pointier the left tower of the double façade had to be in the 19th century. Century after storm damage low. However, France's former chief conservationist Eugene Viollet-le-Duc prevented 1847 because of the art-historical concerns, the planned reconstruction of its rivals.Updated Date: 02 January 2021, 04:20