The “Reveal Our True Faces” statue restoration project

“Reveal our true faces…”

Cover page Statues brochure

The Project

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.

 

Photo de couverture

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

DOWNLOAD THE DONATION FORM

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