While a host of French billionaires and companies offered donations worth around $1 billion, President Emmanuel Macron made a difficult promise – that the cathedral will be rebuilt within five years.
France's President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild the Gothic monument within five years as pledges from French billionaires, businesses and the public sector to help reach some $790 million.
Firefighters worked through the night to save what remained of the historic building after flames brought down its iconic steeple.
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