Help bring the Sun King’s gardens back to life and follow the walk that Louis XIV recommended in his Manière de montrer les jardins de Versailles.

THE PAINTED GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, A HERITAGE IN NEED OF PROTECTION

In keeping with the "Adopt a tree", "Adopt a bench" or "Adopt a statue in the Gardens of Versailles" patronage campaigns, which have brought together over one thousand patrons since 2005, the Palace of Versailles is now proposing a new project highlighting the gardens: the restoration of paintings in the Galerie des Cotelle at the Grand Trianon representing the gardens of Versailles as they were under Louis XIV.

Each patron, whether a company or a private individual, can "adopt" the painting of his/her choice and contribute to bringing this exceptional group of paintings back to their original splendour while perpetuating the memory of the "Grand Siècle".

THE RESTORATION OF THE PAINTINGS IN THE COTELLE GALLERY

The paintings, completed in 1688-1689 by Jean Cotelle, Jean-Baptiste Martin the Elder and Etienne Allegrain, constitute an attractive and precise illustrated book of the groves, ponds and fountains described by Louis XIV in his Manière de montrer les jardins de Versailles (The Way to Present the Gardens of Versailles). A number of them have since disappeared or have been modified, such as the Labyrinth, destroyed in 1775.

Of the twenty four paintings in the gallery, fifteen need fundamental restorations of their support and the paint layer, which is entrusted to specialised restorers in each of these fields. Eight paintings are still up for adoption. 

BECOME A PATRON

The restoration of a painting costs 25,000 €.

By adopting a painting, you will be entitled to a tax relief based on the amount of your donation.

You are

An individual paying tax in France

A compagny with a subsidiary in France

Your donation

25,000 €

25,000 €

Tax relief

66%

60%

Actual cost after tax relief

8,500 €

10,000 €

 

Choose a painting by downloading the brochure enclosed and contact the Patronage Department

Download the brochure

Become a patron

Become a patron

Individuals, companies, foundations, help the Palace of Versailles to shine worldwide. From just five euros, anyone can contribute to a patronage project and be part of the history of Versailles.

How to become a patron
Interested in supporting Versailles ?

Interested in supporting Versailles ?

Choose the project that fits you the best among a wide range of restorations, exhibitions, acquisitions, adoptions of benches, trees, paintings...

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