Renault is working with the Palace of Versailles to help fund the restoration of the palace’s Peace Room. Putting the shine back on the Peace Room will help return the Grand Apartments to their former glory, restoring all the splendour, architectural coherence and legibility of the Palace of Versailles.
The Peace Room is located at the end of the Hall of Mirrors next to Queen Marie-Antoinette’s apartments and offers a magnificent outlook over the Gardens of Versailles. Its interior design celebrates the excellence of French 18th-century decorative arts and exemplifies the worldwide influence of France – values that chime with Renault’s long-time involvement in the arts and symbolise France’s heritage at its best.
Catherine Pégard, President of the Palace, Museum and Estate of Versailles, said: “This salon has stood through the ages as a tribute to peace, and remains an allegory of France’s influence in the world. Restoring it to its former magnificence required a particular kind of commitment and a deep-seated recognition of the universality of this symbolic place. Groupe Renault has a worldwide presence and is now enabling this piece of history to live on.”
Groupe Renault Chairman and CEO, Carlos Ghosn, added: “Groupe Renault is delighted to be supporting the Palace of Versailles in such a momentous architectural feat as the restoration of the Peace Room. France is lucky to possess, in the Palace of Versailles, such an exceptional national treasure. At Groupe Renault, we stay true to our French roots, and we are proud to back this emblematic project.”
Groupe Renault has also supported film-making for many years, partnering the Cannes Festival for the past 33 years, as well as the Deauville American Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival. In teaming up for the restoration of the Peace Room, Groupe Renault and the Palace of Versailles are reinforcing a partnership that dates back to 2013.