impressive images. The statues in copper of the cathedral of Paris had floated up into the parisian sky on April 11. As an omen of the catastrophe which occurred four days later, on Monday 15 April. The 16 miraculées of the fire of the cathedral are now in the Dordogne for restoration. Worn and corroded, the brass became very fragile. Exceptionally, the workshop of Marsac-sur-l’isle, three kilometres west of Périgueux, opens its doors to the public every Saturday from may to allow him to admire the works.

A set designed by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc and designed by the sculptor Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume, during the construction of the arrow between 1859 and 1860. One of the apostles of copper, Saint Thomas, patron of architects, bears the features of Viollet-le-Duc.

Registration required

hope To look at the twelve apostles and four evangelists monumental, the curious will first need to register with the Socra, the company in charge of the renovation. It acts both on the historic monuments, works of art and archaeological remains. Among the remarkable projects, the Galerie des glaces of Versailles, the cathedral of Bordeaux, or even the restoration of the archangel of Mont-Saint-Michel.

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In addition to these giants of copper, the Socra hosts three chandeliers unhooked from the nave during the restoration work of the cathedral as well as the cock reliquary of the arrow, which was found miraculously in the rubble. The company said that it will be possible to perform on-the-spot donations donated to the Heritage Foundation in order to contribute to the restoration of the religious building.

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