What the donors say
The Grande Commande
Sheltering seven sculpture masterpieces of the Grande Commande of 1674
The Cabinet of the Meridian
The Cabinet of the Meridian is the most captivating room in the Queen's Private apartment
Gate of Honour
The Grille d’Honneur and the railings of the Orangerie require urgent restoration.
The Refreshments Dairy
The Refreshments Dairy, one of the twelve “buildings” in the Hamlet
Cabinet d'Angle of Louis XV
Cabinet d'Angle is the most sumptuous room of the King's interior apartment
The Petite Orangerie
into the "Petite Orangerie", an independent south-facing building with three monumental bays
By adopting one or more trees from among the 523 linden trees to be planted in the Allée des Mortemets, you will bring the royal perspectives back to life in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.
We are now replanting the Allée des Tilleuls, which is the continuation of the Allée d’Apollon connecting the Palace of Versailles to Mortemets, a waterfowl reserve in Louis XIV’s hunting grounds.
Integrated in 1662 to the great landscape composition created by André Le Nôtre, gardener to the Sun King, it forms part of the famous perspectives of the gardens of Versailles.
By contributing to replanting the promenade with four rows of linden trees, your name will become part of this exceptional plant architecture.
© EPV / Didier Saulnier
If you wish to contribute to the replanting programme of the Allée des Mortemets in the gardens of Versailles, you can make a donation and adopt one or more trees.
The cost of adopting a tree is €1,000 (purchase of the tree, transport, planting and a year’s maintenance).
When you adopt a tree, you can get a tax reduction. If you are a private individual: 66% of the amount of your donation, i.e. for a cost of €360 per tree. If you are a company: 60%, i.e. for a cost of €400 per tree.
Your name will be inscribed on the list of donors posted on the Mortemets site.
You will receive a calligraphed adoption certificate in your name or that of the person to whom you want to give it or dedicated it.
You will receive "a year in Versailles" card, free of charge, giving you unlimited access to the Palace for one year.
All you have to do is to send a letter to the President of the Palace of Versailles (Château de Versailles – RP 834 – 78008 Versailles Cedex – France) indicating your desire to support the replanting project for the Allée des Tilleuls to Mortemets, accompanied by the adoption form found in the brochure below and a bank or postal cheque made out to the Agent Comptable de l’Etablissement Public du Château de Versailles.
Please indicate your contact information, including a telephone number, and the name of the person to be calligraphed on the adoption certificate.
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