Violinist André Rieu offers 700 tons of steel to restore Notre Dame

The violinist André Rieu offered 700 tons of steel to help to restore the cathedral of Notre Dame, damaged by fire last Monday.

The steel he is offering is the scaffolding from the near life-size Schönbrunn Palace set with which Rieu toured the world in 2008.

"Deeply shocked by the dramatic images from Paris. We would like to provide our 700 tons of steel, used for the set of Schönbrunn Castle, to help erect the scaffold for the restauration of beautiful Notre-Dame", he tweeted.