November 8th, 2014
Oldest building in the town, Our Lady of the Assumption Church of Stains (Seine-Saint-Denis, France) was completed in 1560. Closed since 1995, a unique restoration project was undertaken in 2012 by the municipality, which has mobilized more than twenty trades, and thus saved the church from destruction.
This restoration was awarded Le Geste d'Or (The Golden Gesture) Jury Special Prize.
Le Geste d'Or distinguishes restore operations and focus on the quality of the approach and aims to promote the knowledge, experience and expertise in building trades.