The President of the French Republic visited the Villa Viardot

For Heritage Day on Saturday 15th of September 2018, the Villa Viardot at Bougival had the honour of welcoming the President of the French Republic and his wife, accompanied by Mr. Stéphane Bern, special Heritage Advisor to the President, and Mrs. Françoise Nyssen, French Minister of Culture.

© CEM/Charles Chemin

© CEM/Charles Chemin

© CEM/Charles Chemin

© CEM/Charles Chemin

© Stéphane Lemouton/Bestimage

On this occasion, Mrs. Stéphane Pallez, president and CEO of La Française des Jeux and Mr. Guillaume Poitrinal, president of the Fondation du Patrimoine, came to present the first cheque from the Heritage Lotto.

In the video below, watch Mr. Macron being welcomed in music by the cellists Haruka Takikawa, Thibaut Reznicek and Eric-Maria Couturier who performed the Ode to Joy!