Cash-strapped French cultural attractions turn to crowdfunding

Mougin FranceFrench museums and monuments are some of the most visited in the world. None of them is getting any younger, and many need restoration and renovations. With budget cuts across all parts of the government, French cultural institutions are turning to new ways of raising money, including online crowd funding.

Victor Hugo, Emile Zola and Jean Jaurès are some of the 73 luminaries buried or honoured in the crypt below the Pantheon in the centre of Paris. They include the architect of the church above it, Jacques-Germain Soufflot.

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