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CNN reports:

France’s three wealthiest families are coming to the rescue of a national symbol, spearheading a fundraising drive to rebuild Notre Dame that has topped $700 million.

The billionaires behind luxury giants LVMH Group, Kering and L’Oreal on Tuesday pledged a combined €500 million ($565 million) after a massive fire ripped through the Paris cathedral.

LVMH and its CEO Bernard Arnault have promised €200 million ($226 million).

The donation has been matched by the Bettencourt Meyers family, which controls L’Oreal.

And for the Pinault family, François-Henri Pinault (Salma Hayek’s husnand,) chair and CEO of the international luxury group Kering, which includes Gucci and Saint Laurent, said Monday night he and his family will donate €100 million ($113 million).

There are monuments of history and culture that are invaluable.

Merci les billionaires! 

On the other hand Les Sapeurs Pompiers ought to be recognised for the amazing job saving Notre Dame and the relics. Which is why they need to be supported.

Each year the firefighters have an annual fireman’s ball, not only does it go to a good cause, but you get to meet some really HOT firefighters.

And let’s not forget the calendars.

They deserve all the credit for their bravery… and hotness!!!

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I don’t care about the religion. The building is a historic treasure.

This is a tragic loss of world cultural heritage.

Have you ever wondered what would you do if you had all of the money in the world and anything was possible?

Would you take a lavish trip to the most beautiful private island in the world? Would you buy flats in the biggest cities around the world with breathtaking views from your windows?

Any of that is possible with the right amount of money, but there is one luxurious experience that no amount of money can buy… A night at the Pyramid du Louvre, a delight that nobody has ever experienced.

In honour of the world-famous glass pyramid that has highlighted its main entrance for three decades, the Musée du Louvre has partnered with Airbnb to offer two travellers the chance to embark on an exclusive tour of its storied halls and spend a night inside the 71-foot-tall, I.M. Pei-designed prism.

I thought it was an April Fool joke at first but it seem legit.

  1. The stay will take place in April 30, the guests will first be greeted by a historian who will invite them on a tour.
  2. After the tour, the museum will offer them an aperitif next to the Mona Lisa painting.
  3. After that, they will be invited for a “Dinner with Venus”
  4. And there will be a private acoustic concert at Napoleon’s chambers for the finale of this incredible experience.

 
Still hard to believe.

On Ne Vit Qu’Une Fois by Sidoine 

Que fera-t-on pour se détruire?

For decades the shores of Brittany in France have looked like the graveyard of broken 80s tween bedroom dreams, because busted Garfield phones have been washing up onto land, sometimes 200 a year.

Nobody knew exactly why, until recently that the mystery of Le Garfield Phone Beach has been solved!

A farmer revealed that a major storm in the 80s most likely knocked a container off of a ship and the container ended up in a nearby cave where its cargo, the Garfield phones, have been slowly leaking out.

Treasure historians can now update their files, because the greatest and biggest treasure ever found is the mountain of Garfield phones in Brittany! 

Écoute chérie by Vendredi sur Mer 

J’ai juste… laissé le temps courir…

Djobi Djoba by LEGENDS Gipsy Kings

Cada dia yo te quiero más.