Programme of special events at Vaux-le-Vicomte

All year, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte plunges visitors into the heart of the 17th century.

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Parterre de fleurs, Paris © Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Every year in summer, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which was one of the sources of inspiration for the Palace of Versailles, plunges visitors into the heart of the 17th century to relive, the splendour and pomp of this outstanding stately home, for a few hours.


Vaux le Vicomte et son bassin, vue de la couronne © F. Jaumier

Every Saturday during the Candle-light evening until sunset, from July 3 to October 2, 2021 - Duration: 1:30

First garden in the French style, created by the famous landscape architect André Le Nôtre, the garden at Vaux-le-Vicomte is punctuated with ornamental ponds and fountains that play for 1h30 in summer creating a magical and refreshing scene.

Candle-light evenings

Château de Vaux le Vicomte - Soirée chandelles

Every Saturday from July 3 to October 2, 2021 - From 7pm.

At nightfall, the chateau and garden are illuminated with more than 2,000 candles. Visitors enjoy classical music and discover the elegant atmosphere of the famous celebrations organized by Nicolas Fouquet on 17 August 1661 in honour of King Louis XIV. The evening finishes with a fireworks display at 11pm!

Rate : €19.90 - Reduced rate: €17.90 - Child (6 to 17 years old): €14 - Free for children under 6s

Vaux-le-Vicomte in lights

From 17 October 2021 to 2 January 2022

During the winter, and particularly for the end of year celebrations, the castle and gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte are illuminated for a magical and enchanting show - inside and out. Horse-drawn carriage rides are offered for the occasion. This winter, Jean de La Fontaine and his fables are in the spotlight.

‘Grand Siècle’ day

personnages déguisés pour la Journée Grand Siècle à Vaux le Vicomte © Béâtrice Lecuyer Bibal

Next edition in 2022

Visitors are invited to discover a day of entertainment in the gardens of the 17th century chateau. On the programme: picnic and elegance competition, fencing, music, etc…

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, 77950

The estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte is the fruit of a creative and passionate mind, that of Nicolas Fouquet. To build his home, he......