Le World Monuments Fund est une organisation à but non lucratif :
"World Monuments Fund (WMF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity. We seek to operate under the highest standards of financial accountability and excellence.
WMF is audited by an independent accounting firm each year and governed by a Board of Trustees. We have made our latest annual reports and Form 990 freely available by download, as well as our most recent audited financial statements.
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Please consider your gift to World Monuments Fund for your company’s employee matching gift program."
Son objectif est de sauver des monuments historiques sur l'ensemble de la planète.
En France, si l'article est à l'image de l'Hôtel de Talleyrand, la liste est en fait assez conséquente (cf infra).
ABBAYE ROYALE DE CHAALIS
The Cistercian Abbaye Royale de Chaalis was founded by Louis VI in 1136 and over the following 500 years expanded and developed to accommodate the changing tastes of the French aristocracy. (Learn More)
Sainte-Cécile Cathedral in Albi was built in the thirteenth century following the suppression of the Albigensian Heresy, centered in Albi, to convey the power of the Church to the populace. (Learn More)
Constructed between 1881 and 1889, the American Cathedral in Paris was designed by George Edmond Street, a leading Gothic Revival architect. (Learn More)
Built in 1367, Carpentras Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in France, located in the capital of what was once called the Comtat Venaissin, the area surrounding Avignon in southeastern Fran (Learn More)
The Chancellerie d’Orléans, also known as the Hôtel de Voyer d’Argenson, was a famous townhouse, or hôtel particulier, built in Paris in the early eighteenth (Learn More)
The Château de Chantilly sits at the confluence of the Oise and Seine Rivers in northern France and is a magnificent stone complex surrounded by manicured lawns, farms, ponds, and stables. (Learn More)
Les Eyzies, France
The Chateau de Commarque, in the Dordogne region of southwest France, was founded during the twelfth century by the abbot of Sarlat, who established a simple wooden tower there near the meeting of (Learn More)
CHÂTEAU DE MAINTENON
CHURCH OF SAINT-SULPICE DE FAVIÈRES
Saint-Sulpice de Favières, France
The Church of St. Trophime in Arles, France, is an important pilgrimage site and the starting point of the Via Tolosana to Santiago de Compostela. (Learn More)
Started in 1648 and completed nine years later, the Couvent de la Visitation functioned as a base for the religious order of the Visitation until it was abandoned in 1792, following the French Revo (Learn More)
The Désert de Retz is a landscape of over 17 uniquely styled follies created from 1774 to 1789 by aristocrat François Racine de Monville. (Learn More)
Located at the heart of Paris near the Place de la Concorde, the Hôtel de Talleyrand is among the most important historic European buildings under the stewardship of the U.S. (Learn More)
Built from 1676 to 1706 at the direction of Louis XIV as a veterans’ hospital, the Hôtel des Invalides boasts an elegant classical façade and impressive dome. (Learn More)
For more than 300 years the Hôtel d’Astier de Montfaucon has served a variety of civic functions in the city of Ménerbes. (Learn More)
Nestled in a bend of the Seine River in Normandy, the picturesque abbey of Jumièges is a key feature of one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Western Europe. (Learn More)
Founded in 1714, the Opéra Comique is one of the oldest French dramatic institutions. (Learn More)
Pfaffenhoffen Synagogue is visually and architecturally indistinguishable from its surrounding built environment, which is one of the reasons it is prized today. (Learn More)
The Potager du Roi, also known as the Kitchen Garden of the King, was commissioned by Louis XIV and built near the Palace of Versailles. (Learn More)
SAINT LUC CHURCH
SAINT PIERRE CATHEDRAL
Saint–Sulpice was built over a 130-year period, beginning in 1646 during the regency of Queen Anne of Austria. (Learn More)
In the eighth century, a Breton monk named Emilion fled to southern France to escape persecution by the Benedictine order and adopted an eremitic existence, living in a cave. (Learn More)
Sainte Marie-Madeleine was built in 1130, when Neuilly-en-Donjon was part of the diocese of Autun, which included much of what is now Burgundy. (Learn More)
Much of the arsenal was constructed in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. (Learn More)
The Belvedere Pavilion is a notable feature in the landscape of the Petit Trianon of Versailles. (Learn More)