Classics Appeal to the generosity of the deputies to finance a restoration project of the Jeu de Paume room in Versailles

19:05  16 february  2021
19:05  16 february  2021 Source:   francetvinfo.fr

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The restoration concerns the roof and the frames, the painted decorations and the famous canvas by Merson from a drawing by David, for an estimated budget of 1.83 million euros.

  Appel à la générosité des députés pour financer un projet de restauration de la salle du Jeu de Paume à Versailles © Supplied by franceinfo

The President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand announced on Tuesday his intention to appeal for donations from deputies for the restoration of the Jeu de Paume room in Versailles, a "founding place", we learned from a parliamentary source.

On January 20, 1789 during the Revolution, the deputies of the third estate, associated with some deputies of the clergy and the nobility, had sworn in this room "never (to) separate (...) until the Constitution of the kingdom was established and strengthened by solid foundations ".

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Roofing and frameworks need work, and the painted decorations as well as the famous Merson canvas based on David's design need to be restored, for a total budget of 1.83 million euros.

Appeal for donations from all deputies

"Support for the restoration and enhancement for the public of the Jeu de Paume room could constitute a collective approach by the National Assembly", according to Richard Ferrand (LREM), which intends to solicit donations from all current and past deputies, and ministers who have attended the hemicycle.

The holder of the perch, who announced his project during the conference of presidents of the Assembly, wishes the room to regain its state when it was transformed into a museum of the French Revolution at the start of the Third Republic, in 1883

The Jeu de Paume room, located near the Palace of Versailles, is managed by the Public Establishment of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles.

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