Georgelin, who was 74 years old and He was hiking, he had fallen near Faustin Harbor at 2,650 meters Altitude in the department of Ariège, Gendarmerie sources indicated, quoted by France Télévisions.
The general that had been Chief of Staff of the French Army from 2006 to 2010, was appointed in December 2019 by President Emmanuel Macron to head the public body founded for RRestoration and Conservation of Notre Dame.
From this position of President his main duties were ensure the correct development of the works, within the set deadlines and inform the public, but also the donors, of the progress of the work.
The target was damaged after the April 15, 2019 fire that damaged one of the most emblematic monuments of the French capital is to reopen it for services and visitors at the end of 2024.
As a first reaction to the soldier’s disappearance, Macron published a message on the social network X (formerly Twitter), in which he stressed that “with the death of General Jean-Louis Georgelin, the nation loses one of its members.” great soldiers. France to one of his great servants. and Notre Dame to the craftsman of his renaissance“.
Georgelin had trained at the prestigious Saint-Cyr Academy, where he enlisted in 1967, choosing to join the infantry. Before joining, he was commander of the Mutzig infantry regiment Army General Staff.
After his promotion to Brigadier General in 1997, he joined the Stabilization Force for the Former Yugoslavia (SFOR).
In 2002 it became the Chief of the Private General Staff of the President of the Republic and from there he went four years later to Chief of the Army General Staff.