Created in 1907 and officially recognized as an "utilité publique" in 1913, la Société des Amis de Versailles advances its central missions— to restore and enhance the palace, its surrounding park, and its collections—with the utmost enthusiasm and sensitivity. It is based out of the Northern “aile des ministres” wing of the palace, designed by Le Vau and Mansart.
The Société includes four levels of membesrship with according benefits: Adhérents, Sociétaires, Bienfaiteurs, and the new Jeunes Amis (young friends) level for those from age 0-25.
Every current member is invited to participate in the annual General Assembly to approve the annual reports of activities and finances and to elect the members of the governing council (Conseil d’Administration) to 6 year terms (with elections of half the council every 3 years).
The Conseil d’Administration is composed of 24 members (see below). The council elects the president and board from among its members, to a term of 3 years. In keeping with the directives of the Conseil d’Administration, the board assures the operation of the society
The president, the officers, and the members of the board are all volunteers.
You can download the By-Laws of the Société here (in French)
Président : Thierry Ortmans, Président-Fondateur de la Compagnie Européenne des Prestations Logistiques
Jean Guéguinou, Ambassadeur de France
Jean-Marc Forneri, Président de banques et Société Bucephale Finance
Secrétaire général : Jean Repiquet, Avocat
Secrétaire général adjoint : Bertrand Chardon, Notaire à Paris
Trésorier : Michel Delaveau, Expert-comptable
Trésorier adjoint : Clémentine Gustin Gomez, Historienne de l'art, Membre de la commission des Trésors Nationaux
Administrative management, Membership and Renewal
Cultural Activities, Private tours and Partnerships
For all inquiries :
Tel : + 33  1 30 83 75 48
A dedicated group of volunteers actively participates in the daily operation and in the activities of la Société des Amis de Versailles. They are crucial to the success of the Society's missions and to its vibant community.