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
Marie-Antoinette entrusted her architect Richard Mique with the construction of a rustic Hamlet, which was very fashionable in the last quarter of the 18th century. Undoubtedly inspired by Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s theories of returning to nature, this small village of twelve Norman style houses with neat interiors revolves around a lake and has a small farm where people cultivated, ploughed, fished, etc… "The pleasure of visiting all the buildings in the hamlet, seeing the cows being milked, fishing in the lake, enchanted the Queen ", wrote Mrs Campan, first lady’s maid of Marie-Antoinette.
The Refreshments Dairy, one of the twelve “buildings” in the Hamlet, was used by the Queen to taste the products of her farm. Inside, there was a large room with a decor painted in trompe-l’œil and marble furniture. The marble furniture completed the high quality interior.
Today, the poor condition requires restoration of the decors and structural elements.
Estimated budget: €700,000