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The Society

Created in 1907 and officially recognized as an "utilité publique" in 1913, la Société des Amis de Versailles aims 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 membership with according benefits: Adhérents, Sociétaires, Bienfaiteurs, and  the new Jeunes Amis (young friends) category for those from age 0-25.

Every current member is invited to participate in the annual General Assembly in order to approve the annual report of activities and finances and to elect the members of the Board to a 6-year term renewable (with elections of half the council every 3 years).

As of November 29,2023, the Board is composed of 24 members (see below). The council elects the President and Bureau members among its members, to a 3-year term. The Bureau guarantees the management of the association in accordance with the Board's directives.

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) 

The Board (24 members as of 11/29/2023)

The Bureau

President : Mr Jérôme Plouseau, Chief Financial Officer

Vice-presidents :
Mrs Véronique Bujon de l'Estang, Former Ambassador, President of the Scientific Committee Versalia
Mrs Sabine de La Rochefoucauld, duchesse of Estissac, Musée du Louvre

General Secretary : M Bertrand Chardon, honorary notary

Deputy General Secretary : Mrs Bénédicte Angles, Board advisor

Treasurer : Mr Daniel de Beaurepaire, Certified Public Accountant

Deputy Treasurer : Mrs Laurence Dupin de Lacoste, DDL Médias Society

Other Board members

  • Mrs Chantal Blondet, Human resources Manager - retired
  • Mr Pierre Bonodot, Finance and Technique Director
  • rincesse Béatrice de Bourbon des Deux Siciles, Professional Tourism and Press Relations 
  • Mrs Brigitte Brisset, Ophtalmologist at the Hôtel-Dieu - retired
  • Monsieur Frédéric de Castro, Finance Director
  • Mrs Alicia Bryan- President of The American Friends of Versailles
  • Mrs Catherine Chadelat,  Former State Councillor
  • Mrs Franck Ferrand, Anchorman of history programs 
  • Mrs Michèle Fieschi-Fouan, Board member of the American Friends of Versailles
  • Mr Jean-Loup Kuhn-Delforge, former Ambassador
  • Mr Jean-Marc Le Roux, Associate, Bain & Company
  • Mr Louis-Baptiste Moreau, Student
  • Mrs Marie de Noailles, Psychotherapist
  • Mr Camille Pascal, State Councillor
  • Mr Jean-Christian Petitfils, Writer, Historian
  • Mr Jean Repiquet, Lawyer
  • Mr Stephen Sobey, Board advisor, UK Friends of Versailles coordinator

The Team

Bénédicte Wiart
Development, Communication

Gisèle Mauffait 
Administrative management, Membership and Renewal

Camille Vilain
Cultural Activities, Private tours and Partnerships

Aline Constant
Fundraising, corporate patronage, individual sponsorship and bequests

Wesley Müller

For all inquiries :

Tel : + 33 [0] 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.