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Christophe Batard

Christophe Batard has been a D.P.L.G. architect since 2000 and chief architect of Historic Monuments since 2004. From 2002 to 2004, he was deputy head of the departmental section of architecture and heritage of the Oise. After becoming chief architect of Historic Monuments, he was appointed to the departments of Manche and Côtes d'Armor, where he notably led the studies and construction sites for the cathedrals of Saint-Brieuc and Coutances. From 2010 to 2015, he was in charge of the 4th arrondissement of Paris where he directed the restoration of the Arsenal library and the restoration work to the Martyrs of the Deportation.
From 2019, he is in charge of the Val-de-Marne and the Heronnières Quarter of the National Domain of Fontainebleau. Since 2016, he is in charge of Maine-et-Loire, with the cathedral and castle of Angers and the Royal Abbey of Fontevraud, and the National Domain of Rambouillet. Attached to the theme of the reconversion of built heritage, he is currently leading various projects: the Cligman Donation Museum in Fontevraud Abbey, the Capuchin Museum in Coulommiers, the reconversion of the former prison of Guingamp into a cultural and photographic centre. In this sense, he led the restoration of the former Richaud hospital in Versailles. He also recently led the relocation of the Musée de la Libération de la Ville de Paris in the grants of Enfer in Paris.

Christophe Bottineau

Christophe Bottineau became an architect in 1993 while he was studying art history at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre. In 1997, he received his diploma from the Centre des hautes études de Chaillot and became chief architect, through a competitive exam, of Historic Monuments in 2001. He was put in charge of the Moselle, Haute-Saône and Territoire de Belfort departments.

Today, he is responsible for the 1st and 4th arrondissements of Paris and the Hôtel de la Marine, on the place de la Concorde. Christophe Bottineau has worked on the restoration of the Haut-Koenigsbourg château, the university library and the Palais du Rhin in Strasbourg, many churches in Metz and Strasbourg, as well as the conservation as a commemorative site of the Natzwiller-Struthof camp. In Paris, he restore and enhance buildings as prestigious as the Palais Royal (Council of State, Constitutional Council, Ministry of Culture, Comédie Française), the Palais de Justice, Saint-Chapelle, the place Vendôme with the Ministry of Justice and the Aumont and Sully mansions in the Marais. Christophe Bottineau also works with private owners of historic monuments, working in Paris at the Bourrienne hotel or at the Hôtel de Broglie.

Frédéric Didier

Frédéric Didier is an architect and received his diploma from the Centre des hautes études de Chaillot in 1985. Continuing his studies at the École du Louvre, for three years he devoted himself to the theme “Architecture and décor of large residences.” In 1987, he became chief architect, through a competitive exam, of Historic Monuments. He was put in charge of the Côte-d’Or department, then that of the Deux-Sèvres.

Today, he remains in charge of the Saône-et-Loire department (Cluny abbey) the city and château of Versailles. He is responsible at the château for the restoration of the façades, roofs and décors of the Hall of Mirrors, the Mercure and Abondance salons, the reinstallation of the royal railing and gate or the exterior restoration of the chapelle Royale.
Frédéric Didier has also been responsible for many public procurement projects. He works on the
Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Vézelay basilica, on the wall paintings of the Anzy-le-Duc Romanesque church and the restoration of the Asnières château and the Indies Pavilion in Courbevoie. Likewise, he has been in charge of operations for private clients, with the renovation of the Montcel estate in Jouy-en-Josas, the Saint-Paul and Saint-Joseph prisons in Lyon, and the restoration of the Montmoyen château in the Côte-d’Or and the Moncley château in the Doubs.

Jacques Moulin

Jacques Moulin has been an architect since 1981. Having studied at the Sorbonne and the École du Louvre, he received his diploma from the Centre des hautes études de Chaillot in 1983. The following year, he became chief architect, through a competitive exam, of Historic Monuments. He was responsible for the Seine-et-Marne department, then that of the Loiret.

Today, he remains head architect of the Seine-et-Marne and Seine-Saint-Denis departments and the National Estate of Versailles where he recently restored the Queen's Hamlet. In Paris, he is in charge of the École Militaire, the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins and the Mobilier National.

In 1998, Jacques Moulin designed the experimental worksite of the Guédelon fortress, which won the European Prize for Tourism and the prix européen d'architecture Philippe Rotthier in 2005. Thanks to ongoing work with elected officials, his restorations in Provins, Blandy-les-Tours, Château-Landon and Chamerolles have permitted little-known sites to achieve real economic and cultural development. With the same goal, he is currently devoting himself to the Hautefort château, the Saint-Denis basilica, the Maison du peuple in Clichy, Sceaux Pack and many private worksites.

Jacques Moulin is a director of the Société française d’archéologie and the Fondation Saint-Louis, and author of many publications.