Help us to save exceptional 17th century decors !
On the second floor of the south-east pavilion of the Château de Carrouges, a true marvel is hidden away: one of the few decorations from the first half of the 17th century conserved in France.
Adorned with carved wood panelling and ceilings with painted compartments, this remarkable apartment, designed as a work of art, comprises a large bedroom, a small oratory and a study.
The decorations, mostly taken down since the 1950s, have been particularly damaged and require urgent conservation interventions.
The restoration project involves putting back the panelling and painted panels in the large bedroom, restoring the wood panelling and painted panels in the oratory, and returning existing painted panels to their original condition.
The provisional budget for the operation is €1M including taxes.
Thanks to the restoration work to be undertaken in 2021, all the decorations in the bedroom known as the ”Bishop’s Bedroom” will be returned to their original state, and will finally be open for the public to visit.
Your share for French heritage; help us save these magnificent decors, and be among the first to admire the restored apartment!
However much you donate, you can, if you wish, have your name [or the name of the person of your choice] listed on the donors page of the website.
> For all donations above €50, you will also receive 1 free entry ticket to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux.
> For all donations above €100, you will also receive 2 free entry tickets to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux.
> For all donations above €300, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to the inauguration of the restored bedroom, in the presence of the monument Administrator. The first 50 donors will receive a Heritage Guide !
> For all donations above €600
You will also be invited, with the person of your choice, by the Administrator for a private tour of the monument.
> For all donations above €1,000
You will also become a member of the Centre des monuments nationaux sponsors club and will be invited for one year, with the person of your choice, to our unique events all over France (Invitations to Monuments en mouvement, Monuments en musique, exhibition previews, etc.).
*Our invitations do not include transport and accommodation.