In June 2021, restoration work started on the Dauphine’s Private Chamber, formerly the residence of Maria Josepha of Saxony, wife of Louis of France and mother of Louis XVI, to restore it to its former colours. To this end, painter and decorator Gilles Dupuis has embarked on this project as a skills-based patronage operation.
Life of the estate
More than forty years after its last major restoration, the Royal Chapel is requiring an urgent intervention on the roof timbers, the roof and decorative lead work, the statues and the window frames and stained glass. Follow the live of the restoration of this architectural masterpiece.
"With the support of the State, but also of all the people who love Versailles, we are fighting. We hope to get through this difficult period without letting go of what makes the Estate’s core greatness, so that it continues to shine throughout the world ", Catherine Pégard, President.
The Portrait of Pierre Mignard is one of many depictions of artists presented in the exhibition dedicated to Hyacinthe Rigaud. Élodie Vaysse, curator of the exhibition, talks about a portrait which was recently restored thanks to the patronage of Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty and her family.