The French heritage Foundation and the French Ministry of culture have announced the start of collecting donations for the restoration of the organ from the Peter and Paul Cathedral of Nantes. On July 18, it became known that a fire broke out in the Church. The flames destroyed the ancient organ and stained-glass windows of the Eastern facade.
вЂњThe Gothic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Nantes was damaged by heavy fire on Saturday. Its ancient organ was made in the XVII century, вЂ” continued in the Fund. вЂ” He survived the bombing of the Second world war and the fire in the Cathedral in 1972, вЂњ the report says.
The Foundation invited everyone to donate money for the reconstruction of the organ. All the money collected together with the Ministry of the culture of the country will be used exclusively for restoration work.
One of the largest Gothic cathedrals in France caught fire in the early morning of July 18. Firefighters managed to contain the fire in three hours. The organ and stained-glass windows of the XV century suffered the greatest damage.