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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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Grand Trianon



The Palace rediscovered

A vast heritage operation is needed to bring out all the history of the Grand Trianon from Louis XIV to General de Gaulle, which cannot be done without the help of businesses wanting take part in the transmission of a universal heritage.

The peristyle of the Grand Trianon

Staircase of the Grand Trianon


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”.


Ronald and Nancy Reagan
under the peristyle, 1982.


In 1963, General de Gaulle undertook to renovate the premises to welcome the French Republic’s guests and to install a residence for the President of the Republic in the North Wing, called “Trianon-sous-Bois”.

The Grand Trianon hosted many official receptions under the successive presidencies after General de Gaulle’s resignation.


The Grand Trianon from above


Today, the Grand Trianon has suffered a great deal of damage to its façades and roofs. The restoration programme 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 Le Nôtre’s gardens and restitution of the sculpted ornaments on the balustrade. General de Gaulle’s apartments at “Trianon-sous-Bois” will be opened to the public.

We are asking several French companies to join us in this exceptional project.

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