Input cathedrals pay : Stéphane Bern responds to the controversy


Stéphane Bern has been loaded in mid-September by Emmanuel Macron to identify the French cultural heritage in danger.
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In an interview given to Paris
at the end of last week, Stéphane Bern had declared : “There is an urgent need to make people pay to enter cathedrals. It is the only country where their access is free of charge. “And explain :” A city such as Paris could no longer afford to maintain its religious heritage. In London, the entrance to the abbey of Westminster is set at 24 euros ! “Contacted this Monday, talking about Figaro, the presenter of Secret story has held back on his words. The entry fee would not apply to the faithful, but only the tourists. Arrested several times on Twitter, including the freedom of worship, the host had explained on the social network want to tax only the foreign visitors.

I suggested they charge admission to Notre Dame to tour visitors, which prevents the rest of the believers to collect – out-of-hours where there to make the faithful. It has distorted this suggestion emanates from the observatory of religious heritage.

— Stéphane Bern (@bernstephane) November 13, 2017

He said to the Figaro that the proposal is “an idea just” who ” emanates from the Observatory of religious heritage “. Make people pay to enter a religious site, ” this is done everywhere “, as “Saint Peter’s in Rome and St. Mark’s square, the foreigners find it normal,” says the host of Secrets of history. And to add : “Some tour operators charge their customers the visits of cathedrals in France so that they are free of charge. “

Mr. Heritage

Stéphane Bern has been loaded in mid-September by Emmanuel Macron to identify the French cultural heritage rescue and emergency funding. It is a mission volunteer. To complete this challenge, the ministry of Culture and the heritage Foundation the shoulder.

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“We have already received 1 500 cases. We will give priority to absolute emergencies. To mark the spirits, we’re going to try to save fourteen symbolic monuments in 2018, ” he promised in the columns of the Parisian. But critics have been many since the controversy over the admission of the cathedrals. When questioned on Twitter, the facilitator has had to defend herself : “I would have liked your part more leniency, especially as I am fighting daily to save the religious heritage, both churches are threatened with destruction “, he said to one of his detractors on Twitter.

I would have liked from you more leniency as far as I am fighting daily to save the religious heritage, both churches are threatened with destruction

— Stéphane Bern (@bernstephane) November 13, 2017

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