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Planned Giving with the Société des Amis de Versailles

Donors make a vital contribution to Versailles. Their generosity allows for the return of precious objects to the collections and for restorations that are essential to the spirit of Versailles and to the experience of visiting it today. The Société des Amis de Versailles welcomes your planned gift in the form of a bequest or life insurance policy. By supporting the Société des Amis de Versailles, you ensure that future generations from all over the world can explore the rich legacy of Versailles. With their permission, donors are listed in our “Grand Livre de Mécénat,” permanently inscribing them our vibrant international community of philanthropists.  

Your gift may benefit from estate tax exemption in your country of citizenship—please consult your lawyer or notary.


The Société des Amis de Versailles gratefully accepts :

  • Financial gifts in specified amounts
  • Specific gifts of property, real estate, or other assets
  • All of the remainder of your estate after all other obligations

You may make an unrestricted bequest or specify that it is to be used for a specific project, acquisition, or area. To include the Société des Amis de Versailles in your will, you must include the full address : Société des Amis de Versailles at Château de Versailles – RP 834 –78008 Versailles Cedex – France

It is also possible to make a bequest to our sister society:

American Friends of Versailles  *1400 North Lake Shore Drive Chicago*IL 60610 *USA


Life insurance

You may make the Société des Amis de Versailles the beneficiary of your life insurance policy.
Please emailing us for more information.

For information on donations, bequests, and life insurance gifts for French citizens, please see our brochure “Donations, Legs, et Assurance-vie” available in our offices and online here