Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte | Celebration

Candlelight Evenings

from 20 May 2023 to 30 September 2023

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - 77950 Maincy

77 - Seine-et-Marne

Feu d'artifice au Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte


The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte will host the spectacular Candelight Evenings event from 20 May to 30 September 2023.

During the event, the château – a 17th-century architectural gem set in a French formal garden designed by André Le Nôtre – will be illuminated by 2,000 candles, making for a truly enchanting experience inspired by the celebration that took place here on 17 August 1661. The fountains play as dusk sets in, and the celebration winds up with a gold and silver fireworks display, during which the actor André Dussollier reads out a text by Jean de La Fontaine.


All public

Prices and times

Candlelight Evenings: from 20 May to 30 September 2023, every Saturday. July and August, every Saturday and Friday.

€22 full price; €17.50 reduced price; €16 for gardens only; free for children under 6.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Amex
  • Chèque Vacances

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Before Versailles, there was Vaux le Vicomte !
Located 50 km southeast of Paris, Vaux le Vicomte offers the living experience of the 17th century.
Built in 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV’s Finance minister, whose tragic fate came about after an extraordinary party he threw for the young Sun King. Fouquet had the talent to reveal the 3 main artists of the time: the architect le Vau, the painter Le Brun, and the gardener Le Nôtre. These were the artists who the King later chose to construct Versailles. Owned by the de Vogüé family since 1875, each successive generation has devoted themselves to its stewardship.

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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
77950 Maincy
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 64 14 41 90

  • RER - Melun
  • SNCF - Verneuil-l'Étang
  • From the Gare de l'Est, take the P train to the Verneuil-l'Étang station (on the departure board, choose a train in the Provins direction). One train every hour, journey takes 35 minutes. Then take a Châteaubus shuttle (in front of the SNCF station exit). It is possible to buy bus and entry tickets directly on the Château's website.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof

Accessibility information

- Physical disibilty: car park with reserved disabled spaces, accessible toilets at the entrance to the estate, access to the Château via 30 steps, ground floor only.

More details on accessibility

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