He seemed to be lost forever with the fall of the spire of Notre-Dame, on Monday evening, in the fire that ravaged the cathedral. But the cock which overhung the city to over 90 meters in height was found, Tuesday. The information was announced proudly on Twitter by the boss of the French building Federation, Jacques Chanut, photos, and then confirmed by the ministry of Culture.

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“Incredible!, if he writes. One of our members of the Group of companies of restoration of the monuments historiques (GMH) was found in the rubble of the rooster on the top of the spire of Notre-Dame.” On the photos, actually, a man holds tight to a cock in bronze green, very recognizable with his style naive, and its wings, although the fall had dented. “Thank you to our builders and lovers of heritage for their commitment: The French know-how is there,” concludes Jacques Chanut.

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the Work of architect Viollet-le-Duc, le coq contains three relics: a piece of the Holy Crown of thorns, a relic of saint Denis and sainte Geneviève. It is cardinal Verdier, archbishop of Paris, who placed them, on the 25th of October 1935, in order to make the arrow “a lightning rod of spiritual. Patrick Chauvet, the rector of the cathedral of Paris, has confirmed that the rooster was indeed found, but could not ensure that the relics were still there. According to a source at the ministry of Culture quoted in Le Parisien, “it is dented but is likely to be restorable. As such, it is pressed, it has not yet been able to verify if the relics are still there”.

After its discovery, the rooster has been handed out to firefighters.

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