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
“We didn’t think we had the resources until I read an article on the “Adoption” Campaign. I contacted the Palace and the deal was sealed within 48 hours! We want to be associated with Versailles’ image of excellence.”
Jean-François Jiquel, Manager of Les Jardins du Roi Soleil
The campaign to restore the Statues launched in 2005 was a great success and has continued on each year since then: to this date, more than 130 statues have been restored thanks to donors from all different backgrounds (French or foreign citizens, SMEs, major groups, private individuals, foundations, associations and organisations) whose names appear on the plaques located at the foot of each statue. You can also contribute to the restitution of the sculpted decor of the Marly Park by providing funding for copies. The original statues are stored at the Louvre Museum in order to be protected.
Estimated budget before tax break: from 8,000€
This campaign offers the new possibility of associating one’s name with the restoration of one or more benches, made of stone or marble, among the 170 found in the Gardens of Versailles. More than 80 benches have already found their donors. This campaign has had a significant success among private individuals as well as departments and companies. A plaque at the foot of each bench is a reminder of each donor’s generosity. Today, nearly thirty benches are waiting for a benefactor who will allow them to be restored to their brilliance of long ago.
Budget before tax break: €3,800
Private individual and companies, it’s your turn to chose a statue or bench in the park and make your name go down in History.
Contact us to receive the document (in French) of the new adoption campaign of benches and statues of Versailles and Marly. You can also download it here.
Serena Gavazzi, Development Director
+33 (0)1 30 83 77 04
Jeanne Bouhey, Development Manager
+33 (0)1 30 83 77 70
Alexandre Durand, Development Manager
+33 (0)1 30 83 84 49