A lottery to save French heritage

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France is launching a new nationwide lottery to raise funds for the restoration of dilapidated heritage sites. Depending on the work that’s needed and the urgency, some sites will receive €30,000, while others will get over €1 million. The lottery draw is taking place on the eve of this weekend’s European Heritage Days, in which sites and monuments normally closed to the public open their doors. FRANCE 24’s team went to visit some of the sites in desperate need of repair.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Yong Chim.

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