A vast heritage operation is needed to bring out all the history of the Grand Trianon from Louis XIV to Charles de Gaulle, which cannot be done without the help of patrons wanting take part in the transmission of a universal heritage.
LOUIS XIV AND NAPOLEON’S HOLIDAY RESIDENCE
Built by Jules Hardouin Mansart in 1687, the Grand Trianon is no doubt the most refined set of buildings in the entire Versailles Estate.
The "Marble Trianon" is an intimate palace, a relaxation spot where Louis XIV could get away in select company. Marie Leszczinska lived there in the summer. However, it was stripped of its furnishings during the French Revolution.
After ordering that it be restored and refurnished, Napoleon Bonaparte often stayed there with his wife, Empress Marie Louise. He called Trianon "my springtime home".
PALACE OF THE REPUBLIC UNDER president charles DE GAULLE
In 1963, Charles de Gaulle undertook to renovate the premises to welcome the French Republic guests and to install a residence for the President of the Republic in the North Wing, called "Trianon-sous-Bois".
After Charles de Gaulle’s resignation, the Grand Trianon hosted many official receptions under the successive presidencies.
A VAST HERITAGE OPERATION
Today, the Grand Trianon has suffered a great deal of damage on its façades and roofs.
The restoration of the "Trianon-sous-Bois" wing, first step of this vast patrimonial operation, made it possible to reopen the Charles de Gaulle's apartments, completely refurbished in partnership with the Mobilier National. Works were carried out between 2015 and 2016, with the support of the Philanthropia Foundation, Paris Aéroports, SNCF and the Engie Foundation.
The restoration program will draw up a list of priorities for the restoration of the roofs, façades and interior decoration, the creation of a reception area, refurbishment of André Le Nôtre’s gardens and restitution of the sculpted ornaments on the balustrade. Charles de Gaulle’s apartments at "Trianon-sous-Bois" will be opened to the public.
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