And in the middle sparkle of the gilding? The idea of partially replated six lanternons roofs of Chambord, in this year of celebration of the 500 years of the monument, has sparked controversy nationwide. It is between the castle and the national Commission of heritage and architecture, is traced to the Élysée, which has given its agreement in principle last November – well before the crisis of the “yellow vests”. The folder, at the point of judgment, is in the hands of the minister of Culture, Franck Riester. It raises a delicate question: who can arrogate to itself the right to change an icon of French heritage? And according to what doctrine?

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This is not the first time that France starts a feud of the gilded, colour range willingly on the side of an aesthetic “flashy”. It has already opened fronts at the building site of the dome of the Invalides, decided in 1989 by François Mitterrand, where in the case of …

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