We are lucky live in a country of vast and abundant cultural heritage, rich in savoir-faire, that brings together individuals, associations and foundations willing to devote their time and money to revitalize these sites.
The French government and public authorities alone cannot fully preserve and protect our historic buildings. As such, Dassault Group chose to take part in initiatives to restore and safeguard these structures, ensuring that the places which shape our culture continue to enthrall and enlighten future generations.
In 2021, Dassault Group concluded a comprehensive 10-year, €50 million partnership with the Patrimoine Foundation, the Notre-Dame Foundation and the Center for National Monuments.
The Center for National Monuments (CMN), under the authority of the French Ministry of Culture, is an administrative public body dedicated to restoring, maintaining and enlivening some 100 monuments and historic sites throughout France.
The first iconic monument managed and administrated by the CMN to be selected is the Saint-Denis Basilica.