What the donors say
Masterpieces by Pierre Puget
Contribute to the return of Perseus and Andromeda and Milo of Croton
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
What the donors say
By adopting one of the 240 lime trees that will be planted along the Royal Walk (Allée Royale), you will be taking part in the restoration of the park of Marly, the favourite leisure-time garden of Louis XIV.
Located 7 km from Versailles, the Marly estate was the favourite leisure-time residence of Louis XIV. He stayed here in a setting of lush greenery, away from the ceremonial of Versailles, surrounded by courtiers that he had hand-picked and who, according to the tradition, requested the honour of this invitation by asking “Sire, Marly?”
The Marly estate displayed the twofold talent of Jules Hardouin-Mansart as an architect and a gardener. The royal pavilion and the twelve small adjoining pavilions reserved for guests were set in a vast landscaped area enlivened by grand perspectives, spectacular ornamental lakes and statues by outstanding sculptors, leading contemporaries to call it “the finest place in the world”.
The Marly estate was destroyed progressively during the 19th century, so that all that remains of it today is the outline of the park and the foundations of some pavilions. Like the park of Versailles, Marly was also badly damaged by the storm of 1999 which felled thousands of trees.
Attached to the Public Establishment of the Palace of Versailles since 2009, the Marly park is now undergoing a vast replanting programme. So the restoration of the Royal Walk, which was the principal road leading to the King’s Pavilion from Versailles, will put back one of the park’s major perspectives.
After the restoration work on the two supporting walls framing the Royal Walk, the replanting of 240 lime trees along it with give it back its original majestic appearance
If you wish to contribute to the replanting programme of the Royal Walk in the gardens of Marly, 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). An adoption certificate will be given to you, bearing your name or the name of the person to whom you wish to make a gift.
Just send to the Présidente du château de Versailles (RP 834 – 78008 Versailles Cedex) a letter stating that you wish to adopt one or more trees in support of the replanting of the Royal Walk in the gardens of Marly, accompanied by a bank or postal cheque made out to: l’Agent comptable de l’Etablissement public du château de Versailles.
A tax receipt will be sent to you to enable you to take advantage of the legal provisions covering sponsorship that entitle you to a tax reduction of 66% (companies) or 60% (individuals) of the value of the donation.
To thank you for your donation, you will receive the subscription card "A Year in Versailles", allowing you unlimited access to the Palace for a year.
Information: Sponsorship Department: 00 33 1 30 83 77 04 / 00 33 1 30 83 77 70 / 00 33 1 30 83 84 49