Our regions helping to save Notre-Dame de Paris

Tuesday, 18 january 2022

Groupe BPCE, a sponsor of the Fondation du Patrimoine, the ‘Heritage Foundation’ set up to restore Notre-Dame Cathedral, presents the Lorraine-based company “Le Bras Frères,” a customer of Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne.

The “Le Bras frères” company had been carrying out restoration work on the cathedral spire since 2018. On the day immediately after the fire broke out in the roof structure, the company took steps to shore up the cathedral walls liable to collapse at any time. This marked the beginning of an extraordinary project, lasting nearly two and a half years. To meet this challenge, “Le Bras Frères” enjoyed the support of Banque Populaire Alsace Lorraine Champagne, the company’s financial partner for the past fifty years. 

Groupe BPCE, together with the Banques Populaires, Caisses d’Epargne, Natixis and Banque Palatine, donated €10 million to the Fondation du Patrimoine, the ‘Heritage Foundation’ specifically set up to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral, as soon as the donation platforms opened. Groupe BPCE, a major banking partner of SMEs and self-employed professionals, is paying tribute to its many customers who, throughout France, are helping to restore Notre-Dame to its previous glory.

Photo travaux sauvegarde Notre-Dame