18 French heritage sites to benefit from lottery cash

The abbey of Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse has been selected to benefit from the lottery proceeds

A Roman theatre, a lighthouse and a tobacco drying site are among the 18 heritage sites selected this year to receive funds for restoration work from September’s national heritage lottery (loto du patrimoine).

The sites, announced by the Minister of Culture, Franck Riester and historian Stéphane Bern, are:

  • the church Saint-Etienne de Mélas in Ardèche;
  • Saint-Martin protestant temple in Montbéliard;
  • the fort, lighthouse and barracks of Ile aux Moines in Côtes d'Armor;
  • the convent of the daughters of Mary of Ile Rousse in Corsica;
  • the pyramidal barn in Cher;
  • ...

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