The Versailles & Giverny Foundation Today

Versailles, France

At Versailles, we are committed to the ongoing restoration of the marble statues in the Parc. This is the world’s largest and most beautiful outdoor Museum of Statuary. It is walked in and marveled at by millions of international visitors.

The original statue is restored and housed for its eternal protection inside the Château. The poured replica, the most costly part of the restoration, is made of a new resin mixed in with the one hundred percent powdered marble called “Versailles”, the replica is put on its pedestal in the Parc to weather time and elements.

In the 1990’s, we started with the Sun King Louis XIV masterpiece of French sculpture, “Le Bosquet des Bains d’Apollon” by Girardon, Regnaudin, Guérin & Marsy (1672)

“Le Bosquet des Bains d’Apollon” by Girardon, Regnaudin, Guérin & Marsy (1672)

Callisto" by Anselme Flamen (1696)

"Ino & Melicerte" by Pierre Gravier (1633-1715)

"Acis" by Jean-Baptiste Tuby (1667-1674)

"Le Point du Jour" by Pierre Legros (1686-1696)

"Artémise" by Martin Desjardins (1687)

"Flore" by Nicolas Poussin (1655-1661)

“Envy”, detail of ”Fame Writing the King’s History”

"Fame Writing The King’s History by Domenico Guidi (1701)

"Aristée & Protée" by Sébastien Slodtz (1714)

"Cléopâtre" by Corneille Van Clève (1684-1686)

In 2023 we restored the giant pair of marble urns carved with theatre masks & grape vines between 1671 & 1673 by Jacques Grimault.

Removal of urn by crane & men on it’s way to restoration. The original now saved is kept inside the Château for it’s protection and a “moulage” of it in resin & powdered “Versailles” marble is made and put back in the Parc.

In the Parc, the pair of giant marble urns “Tournesols”, by Sébastien Stolz (1687-1688).The sunflower is Louis XIV emblem: “The Sun King”.

In 2021: Design for The Louis XVI Bed Canopy in carved, gilded wood with at both ends a pair of “cul de lampes” to be fitted with plumes.

Detail of the silk woven brocart edged in gold thread of King Louis XVI Bedroom we started restoring…