top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon

€21m more for heritage from lottery

An extra €21million has been awarded for historical monument restoration after an outcry about the tax take from the Loto du Patrimoine lottery.

Scratchcards and weekly draw sales raised €200million and there was anger as the state took €14million in tax, leaving just €20million for restoration.

Finance minister Gérald Darmanin said the tax rate was reduced from normal and €144million of the money was returned as prizes, while Loto organiser FDJ got €22million.

However, after the €20million was criticised by a leading heritage TV presenter as a “drop in the ocean”, he loosened the purse strings and announced the extra €21million.

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Income Tax in France 2023 (for 2022 income)*
Featured Help Guide
- Primarily aimed at Britons, covers pensions, rent, ISAs, shares, savings and interest - but also contains significant general information pertinent to readers of other nationalities - Overview of online declarations + step-by-step guide to the French printed forms - Includes updates given automatically after this year's site opened
Get news, views and information from France