Contribute to the restoration of the drawbridge of the Château de Vincennes keep, and help save a major heritage example of royal and defensive architecture.
Over several years, the drawbridge and its fixed section called the pont-dormant have been significantly damaged by rainwater trickling down and putting the conservation and durability of the structure at risk. The stones, the joint mortar and the wood are rapidly deteriorating.
This restoration will ensure public access to the keep, and will improve access for persons with reduced mobility. During the works, a temporary footbridge will enable visitors to enter the keep and to see directly how the work is progressing!
The works are scheduled to take 10 months, and the provisional budget for the operation is €1.1m including taxes.
Your share for French heritage; make a donation for the restoration of the drawbridge of the Château de Vincennes keep.
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 also be invited, with the person of your choice, to the inauguration of the restored drawbridge, in the presence of the restoration specialists and 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.