Pavillon de l’Étang

Help to restore one of the most beautiful refuges!

Built in 1662 by Louis Le Vau and accessible only by water, this haven of peace and calm proudly overlooks the gardens. The Pavillon de l'Étang was decorated during the reign of Napoléon Ist with beautiful painted panelling adorned with birds and flowers. It was during the Second Empire that the venue played host to the nautical parties of Napoleon III and Empress Eugénie.

The pavilion and its interiors are in an alarming state as faces extreme weather conditions and due its position in the middle of the pond, It will require extensive restoration to save this precious imperial refuge. {


GOAL: € 800,000

The Pavilion in Pictures...

They support us...

The restoration operation was divided into two distinct parts to respond to this emergency. The first part involves emergency safeguarding and conservation work, amounting to €100,000, and began in April 2016 thanks to the sponsorship of the French Heritage Society and CGPA, via the Fondation du Patrimoine. Osenat is supporting restoration of the delicate panels painted by Simon-Frédéric Moench. 800 000 € remains yet to be raised to restore the pavilion.

The Pavilion in Film...

Extract from the film "La Valse de Paris" by Marcel Achard filmed at the Pavillon de l'Étang in 1949 with Yvonne Printemps in the role of Hortense Schneider.

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The chateau is open every day except Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
From October to March: 9.30 am to 5 pm (last access at 4.15 pm).
From April to September: 9.30 am to 6 pm (last access at 5.15 pm).

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