Since 1999, a significant serie of restoration efforts has been undertaken to return this beautiful piece of French heritage to its original state. Some of the restoration work has been made possible with funding and help from the DRAC Bourgogne (the Burgundy board of cultural affairs) and in partnership with the INP, the National Heritage Institute.
The activities include significant interventions in the park, the interior of the chateau (furniture, mural paintings, and paintings) as well as the exterior (facade, panelling) and the annexes (outbuildings, depots, walls, benches).
Current state of the activities 2012:
This year the final part of the restoration of the mural paintings in Diane’s Room will be done.
Current state of the activities (2010):
Continuation of the restoration of the surrounding wall, Route de Tonnerre.
Continuation of the restoration (plastering, painting, electricity) of the ancient guards hall (groundfloor)
The restoration of the floors in two rooms on the ground floor (Zodiac room)
The finishing (coating) of the bridges in the park
The restoration of the South, West & East front doors (woodwork, paintwork)
The restoration of the basement doors (North, South)
Continuation of the restoration on the Orangery (woodwork)
Continuation of the restoration of the mural paintings in Diane’s Room
Current state of the activities (2009):
The restoration (coating) of the south and north passageways, on the side of the courtyard.
The restorations (plastering, painting, electricity) of the office and the old caretaker’s cottage.
The cleaning of the gables and reinforcement of one of the girders of the chapel and survey of the chateau’s framework.
Continuation of the restoration of the iron gate of honour (painting).
The restoration of the panelling in the hall, known as ‘la Niche des Dieux’ (Alcove of the Gods)