Title : The Restauration : where are we ?


When the basilica Notre-Dame du Saint-Cordon was classified in the addition to the inventory of historical monuments, in the summer of 1996, its salvation seemed assured.

Unfortunately, things are not so easy, although they are moing : the town hall of Valenciennes voted in Aprin 1999 the credits required for the final and crucial expertise on technical feasability.

This expertise stands a good chance of being favourable ; then the great adventure of the Restauration can begin !

The Stone falls into disrepair year by year...

Present State of the Basilica

Grace à vos dons !

After the plane Restauration

A lot of money will be necessary, and public credits will not suffice. May all who sympathise with this project start thinking of a contribution, however modest.

Let all alert parents and friends, former inhabitants of Valenciennes, even living at the end of the world, who, if they have a little piece of their hearts in Valenciennes, could be happy to bring their generous contributions to this exalting enterprise.

Actual State of the Basilica
Future State of the Basilica
After the plane Restauration

The Belfry

This part of the basilica was completely restaured in 1936, with excellent quality stone, which has not aged and ought to be used for the whole building...

Belfry restaured in 1936
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Achievement of the Project