A check for 104,000 euros.
This is the amount of aid revealed on Monday and granted by the Heritage Mission for the renovation of the Marie-Antoinette Chapel in Saint-Cloud.
of the 2022 edition in the Hauts-de-Seine, the chapel of the former hospital of Queen Marie-Antoinette, is one of the 100 departmental sites benefiting from funding from the Heritage Loto launched in 2017 by Stéphane Bern to restore the buildings historical.
An aid, which must contribute to financing the restoration work of the interior of this chapel classified as a Historic Monument.
It is now an integral part of the site of the Quatre-Villes hospital center - the CH4V brings together Saint-Cloud, Sèvres, Ville-d'Avray, Chaville -, which is the owner.
“This aid will contribute to the financing of the work, which amounts to 570,000 euros, but also to have a leverage effect on the other subsidies.
The subsidy from the Ile-de-France Regional Department of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) is thus increased by 20% to 60% of the total eligible work, which amounts to around 400,000 euros.
They will be supplemented by subsidies from the department and the Ile-de-France region and we will probably appeal for donations from the general public, ”explains Hubert de Beauchamp, director of CH4V.
Work planned to start in early 2023
“A historical study to determine in detail the necessary work is underway and its conclusions will be made in January,” continues the manager, who gives an estimate of the work schedule.
"They should start at the end of the first half of 2023. The objective is to make the chapel a place open to the public for the meditation of patients and their relatives, and perhaps also a place of exhibition", specifies- he.
Indeed, the chapel is currently not open to the public and can only be visited during Heritage Days.
However, the religious building, which has never been consecrated, was built in 1788 on the site of the Charité hospital.
Then the new owner of the Saint-Cloud estate, Marie-Antoinette had asked the architect Richard Mique to build a new chapel there.
A genesis which is worth to the building to be called the chapel Marie-Antoinette by the inhabitants.