A campaign under the patronage of Europa Nostra - the voice of cultural heritage in Europe with Plácido Domingo as president.

Europa Nostra

A European federation of cultural heritage, Europa Nostra, is a non-governmental organisation founded to preserve Europe's cultural and natural heritage. It brings together more than 450 associations and works regularly with international organisations, particularly the European Union, the Council of Europe and UNESCO which recognises it as a partner NGO with a consultative role.

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Présidée par Plácido Domingo


This campaign's goal is to collect an initial €900,000 to buy the house itself and then a further €560,000 to renovate it. The investment would cover both the interior and exterior restoration of the building, the creation of a museum area dedicated to Bizet and of an artists' residence for writers, visual artists and musicians and the purchase of works for the collections.

The second goal of this campaign is to create the Espace Carmen opposite Georges Bizet's house in buildings known as 'La Ferme', currently owned by the town of Bougival. This would provide a visitors' reception area including space for an exhibition based on Bizet's masterpiece, a recording studio as well as a multifunctional concert hall where the ECM would organise concerts, master classes, conferences and projections etc. The cost of this is estimated at €1,540,000.