Even though the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte – that’s notorious for getting the Sun King enraged with jealousy – is closed for its annual beauty-sleep, it’ll open again on the 25th of March 2017 and it stays open until 07th of January ( except closed from 06th until 24th of November). And take a look just few of the Château’s many activities this year!
Candlelit evening and fireworks
Special candlelit evenings are organized on every Saturday from 06th of May until 07th of October 2017. The visitors rediscover the magnificent 17th century château in charming light of the 2000 candles lit for the occasion, and enjoy the fireworks in the end of the evening.
Easter in a Château for kids ( …and adults too!)
This castle does celebrate Easter from Saturday 15th to Monday 17th of April 2017. There are activities such as art exposition about eggs, engraving workshop for kids and what’s best –an Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages. …Don’t worry adults; there is also a treasure hunt for grown-ups and children together that you can participate!
Baroque luncheon on the Grass
Château organizes a Sunday lunch on the 11th of June 2017 – just slip on your favorite Baroque era costume for this Sun King Louis XIV-era dress-up for whole family. The lunch is enjoyed – where else but – on the grass, like any self-respecting 17th century noble should! If you are overwhelmed by the abundance of the baroque era costumes in your closet and do not what to choose to wear, no worries, you can also rent it from the spot.
Vaux-le-Vicomte goes to movies !
Did you know that Vaux-le-Vicomte has been featured in several blockbuster movies such as 007 – Moonraker, Man in the Iron Mask ( with Leonardo DiCaprio and John Malkovich) and Sofia Coppola’s Marie-Antoinette, just to mention few? Discover the scenes and the techniques used by the filmmakers on the Chateau’s special exposition from 16 September until 05th of November 2017.
Christmas lights by Vaux-le-Vicomte
The castle and its garden are dressed in enchanting Christmas illuminations and decorations to take your breath away. Each room of the castle is revived with splendid Christmas decoration, lights, deliciously decorated tables and fireplaces. The château’s façade is lit on the night fall alongside with the garden’s trademark trimmed hedges. From 25th November until 24th of December 2017 every weekend and every day from 02nd until 07th of January 2018.