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Support Versailles Projects to be funded

  • 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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Gates of the Court of Honour



And iron becomes gold

Join the restoration operation on the Gate of Honour and the Side Gates, the best-known entrances to the Palace of Versailles.

The Royal Coat of Arms on the pediment of the Palace of Versailles

Detail of the Gate of Honour

Restoration of the Gate of Honour

The Palace’s main – and almost unavoidable – entrance, the 17th-century Gate of Honour is crossed by ten million visitors each year, undoubtedly making it the most visible component of the Estate.


A second intervention is needed to restore the Side Gates of the Court of Honour opening out to the Rues de l’Indépendance Américaine to the south and the Reservoirs to the north. These Gates were designed by the architect Dufour in the early 19th century to replace the golden gates erected based on the Royal Gate in the 17th century.

The Gate of Honour


The restoration project includes the damaged sections, locks and existing ornaments, restitution of missing elements, painting and gold leaf on the ironworks and the various ornaments.

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