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  • Projects to be funded

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  • Adopt a painting

    Restoration of the garden paintings in the Grand Trianon

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  • Adopt a new bench

    New benches for the parks of Versailles and Marly

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  • Adopt a tree

    Replantation of the linden trees at the Allée of Mortements

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  • Grand Trianon

    The Palace rediscovered, from Louis XIV to General de Gaulle

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  • The Orangerie

    The south perspective of the Gardens regains its original splendour

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  • Gates of the Court of Honour

    And Iron Becomes Gold: Restoration of the Main Entrances to the Palace

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  • Adopt a bust

    Restoring the busts of the Marble Courtyard

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  • Rediscover Versailles

    Participate in the refurnishing of the royal residence

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  • The American Revolution

    5 July - 2 October 2016

    Commemoration of the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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Adopt a bust



Let's bring the ancient faces of the Marble Courtyard back to life

Fifteen particularly damaged or fragile busts have already been removed from the façades. They will be restored, and some will be conserved in safety elsewhere

The Marble Courtyard

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Versailles, the new Rome

When Louis XIV established his court and government at Versailles in 1682, he ordered the most prestigious ancient sculptures in order to create a vision of a new Rome, reconstituted for his own glory. The Palace's Marble Courtyard, with its façades decorated with almost a hundred busts resting on plinths, is the first vision of the ancient world offered to the visitor.

The busts of the Marble Courtyard

The busts in the Marble Courtyard, ancient or partially ancient, represent Roman figures and emperors. Exposed outdoors for over two centuries, this extraordinary sculpted décor is now threatened by the ravages of the weather, and requires urgent restoration.

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Become a sponsor

The adoption of a bust amounts to 5000€.
You can benefit from a tax reduction and other custom benefits.

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An individual A company
Your donation 5000€ 5000 €
Tax reduction 66% 60%
Cost after a tax reduction 1700€ 2000 €

By taking part in the adoption campaign for the busts of the Marble Courtyard
, you can forge a lasting link with the Palace of Versailles and its estates, joining its circle of friends.
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