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Hauteville House repair appeal is launched

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AN APPEAL to collect 100,000 Euros to restore the decorations of Hauteville House has been launched in France.

It is understood a local appeal will be launched next month, but in France more than 2,000 Euros have already been donated to help repair the former St Peter Port home of French writer Victor Hugo.

The house is owned by the City of Paris.

In total it is estimated the property renovations will cost two million Euros, which will be taken care of by the Paris Musees and its partners.

But funds need to raised to restore the decorations, for which the property is best known.

'Despite regular maintenance, the house suffers from the severe weather conditions of the island,' it is stated on the Maisons Victor Hugo website.

'To protect the building and conserve its unique decors, Paris Musées is just about to launch a one-year renovation campaign.'

The 100,000 Euros will be used to repair the decorations in the lookout, the conservatory and the red room.

For more information on how to donate, visit www.fondation-patrimoine.org/les-projets/hauteville-house.

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