Saint-Pons-de-Thomières marble offered for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame

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Atelier de la marbrerie de Saint-Pons-de-Thomières. / © Département de l’Hérault

Hérault has offered “as much marble as necessary” to help rebuild Notre Dame.  The marble is from Saint-Pons-de-Thomières, Hérault, known for its exceptional colour palette.

The president of the Hérault departmental council, Kléber Mesquida, proposed the marble donation to the mayor of Paris in a letter this week.

The marble proposed by Kléber Mesquida comes from a deposit of 15,000 m3 located in Saint-Pons-de-Thomières. This material is particularly known for its palette of seven colours. It has been used in several famous monuments like the Petit Trianon and the Vatican.

The proposal stems from millionaire Iskandar Safa’s request, who owns the Marbles de France quarry.

Marble workshop at Saint-Pons-de-Thomières. / © Département de l’Hérault

In May, the best stonemasons in France will meet in Paris to take stock of the Notre-Dame re-building project.

Source: France 3