More than 45,000 buildings constitute the historical heritage of France. Historic Monuments or listed, these places of memory have to close their doors since the beginning of the confinement. Like many other sectors of the cultural industry, the sector suffers from a ” lack of profits “, but not only.
A duty of protection put in parentheses
But these historical monuments, which the French are fond of it (12 million visitors have taken advantage of the edition 2019 of the european Heritage Days) also need to be protected and maintained. They represent a national memory, of which we are only the custodians, which we pass on to future generations.
And period of confinement, the work of maintenance and restoration works have stopped from one day to the next, such as, for example, the most iconic of these projects, that of Notre Dame de Paris.
A heritage to protect and transmit to future generations
Although there is as yet no danger in the house, and that the sector can rejoice in the resumption of work on many construction sites of public works, another question torments the actors of the historical heritage. The funding will still be at the exit of this crisis, in view of the large sums spent to support the economy in france ?
To prepare for the post-containment, a hashtag was launched on social networks by countless historical monuments of France : #CetÉtéJeVisiteLaFrance. The aim is to encourage the French to (re)discover the beauties and riches of the Hexagon and thus support these historical monuments, which require, more than ever, the attention that they deserve.