“Reveal our true faces…”
“Reveal our true faces” – this is the plea from sixty-two statues in the gardens at Vaux-le-Vicomte to donors who will fund their restoration between December 2015 and 2016. Whether it represents “Faithfulness”, “Strength”, “Patience”, “Vigilance”, “Apollo” or “Love,” each statue is the work of a renowned 17th-century sculptor, and each has its own story. For the last 350 years, each has witnessed the conversations and events that have given Vaux-le-Vicomte its rich history and made it so popular with visitors today.
How to participate?
“Intelligence designs but the heart shapes,” said August Rodin. Private individuals and companies may select a statue (donations range from 4,000 €/$5,000 to 20,000€/25,000) and indicate the inscription for a small plaque next to the restored statue.
* FOR EUROPEAN DONORS:
For projects of this type, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte can receive tax-deductible donations (citizens of France and Belgium) through Demeure Historique, a charitable foundation. Tax receipts will be provided within four weeks of receiving the donation.
* FOR AMERICAN DONORS:
US-based donors can support the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte tax efficiently by contributing to the American Friends of Vaux-le-Vicomte Fund, which is administered by the King Baudoin Foundation, USA (www.KBFUS.org), a registered 501(c)3.
Several donors in $19,000 increments;
Once the statue has been restored thanks to your donation, we will send you a photo of the “revealed” statue and the sign which bears your inscription.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN STATUE
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