French people will get to give their opinion regarding the rebuilding of the Notre-Dame Cathedral following the devastating fire that erupted almost a month ago, Culture Minister Franck Riester said on Friday.
"The French will be able to express themselves, and then we'll see which decision [will be taken] and how Notre-Dame will be restored," Riester told LCI television.
He also vowed a "debate and a large consultation," although the government will have the final say on the restoration of the famous landmark.
"In general, when cathedrals are restored, new elements are added. So why not have an architectural gesture allowing us to say there was a before and after, and we don't pretend as if nothing happened?" he asked.
"But everything will be done in concentration, with consultations, and nothing will be done behind people's backs,” he added.