The campaign is on!
The Musée du Louvre invites you to contribute to an exciting new project: the restoration of the Tuileries Garden’s Grande Allée.
The Tuileries Garden was the first part of the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate to reopen following the lockdown, on May 31, 2020 – an event that echoes its history as it was the very first garden in the city to be made public. It is now time to bring it back to its former glory, to restore the trees along the Grande Allée that were in André Le Nôtre’s original designs but were torn down during the French Revolution, leaving an uninviting path devoid of vegetation.
The Musée du Louvre has undertaken an ambitious renovation project of the Grande Allée, with the planting of two rows of elm trees. The goal is to re-establish the layout of the 17th-century garden, thereby spotlighting the grand historical axis of Paris. By providing more cool shade and greenery, the project will offer increased comfort to visitors and boost biodiversity.
The Musée du Louvre is counting on the generosity of all to raise one million euros before January 15, for a spring 2021 inauguration of the Grande Allée. Every donation, no matter the amount, counts.
Thank you for your support!