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 14 May to 1 October 2022.

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 14 May to 1 October, every Saturday. From 8 July to 27 August, every Friday. Fountains: from 14 May to 30 July, from 7.30pm to 9pm, and from 6 August to 1 October, from 6.3pm to 8pm. Fireworks display: from 14 May to 26 August at 11pm and from 3 Septembre to 1 October at 10.15pm.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Chèque Vacances

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

The estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte is the fruit of a creative and passionate mind, that of Nicolas Fouquet. To build his home, he enlisted the services of three of the greatest artists of the era: the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre and the painter and decorator Charles Le Brun. Here, they united their genius to build a model whose majesty and balance inspired King Louis XIV at Versailles and then the whole of Europe for over a century.

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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.

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