Extending the lines and perspectives of the Palace, the garden commissioned by Louis XIV and created by André Le Nôtre aims to reunite art and nature. The 253 sculptures that inhabit these gardens make Versailles one of the largest outdoor sculpture museums in the world.

ENABLING THIS HERITAGE TO CONTINUE WITHSTANDING THE PASSAGE OF TIME

By adopting a statue, you allow the original statues to be restored and placed safely inside the Palace as well as enabling the creation of a replica to replace them in the gardens.

VERSAILLES, AN OUTDOOR SCULPTURE MUSEUM

Extending the lines and perspectives of the Palace, the garden commissioned by Louis XIV and created by André Le Nôtre aims to reunite art and nature. The 253 sculptures that inhabit these gardens make Versailles one of the largest outdoor sculpture museums in the world.

This decor, sculpted in white marble, mixing antique statues and works by the greatest artists of the 17th century, takes visitors on a poetic journey where gods and heroes of ancient mythology stand alongside allegorical representations of Man’s humors, the poetics genres and the continents. Although largely untouched since its creation, this heritage admired by millions of visitors every year has suffered from the ravages of time and adverse weather.

STATUES TO PRESERVE

Since 2005, a large-scale restoration program has been implemented in order to preserve this unique heritage.

Today, several sculptures produced in the 17th century are still waiting to be copied in order to be replaced by their replica and be able to find shelter inside the Palace. Among them, some also require a restoration beforehand.

BECOME A PATRON

Restoring a sculpture costs 10,000 € for a herm and 12,000 € for a statue.

The creation of a replica costs 45,000 €.

By financing one and/or the other of these operations, you will be entitled to a tax relief as well as custom-made consideration. Furthermore, your name will feature on a plaque featured at the foot of the restored original statue or its copy.

You are

An individual paying tax in France

A company with a subsidiary in France

Your patronage

10,000 €

12,000 €

45,000 €

10,000 €

12,000 €

45,000 €

Tax relief

66%

60%

Actual cost after tax relief

3,400 €

4,080 €

15,300 €

4,000 €

4,800 €

18,000 €

 

If you would like to participate and patron, in part, the adoption of a statue, you can get in touch with the Friends of Versailles who bring together donators wishing to make a contribution, even if modest, towards projects aiming to restore or enrich the collections of the Palaces of Versailles and Trianon.

Choose you statue by downloading the brochure enclosed and get in touch with 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
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