Programme of special events at Vaux-le-Vicomte

In summer, 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

From 12 May to 29 September 2018 - From 3pm to 6pm on the 2nd and last Saturday of each month - Free of charge

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 a few hours in summer creating a magical and refreshing scene.

Candle-light evenings

Château de Vaux le Vicomte - Soirée chandelles

From 5 May to 6 October 2018 - from 5pm to midnight Saturday

At nightfall, the chateau and garden are illuminated with more than 2,000 candles. Sitting in deckchairs, 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!

Rate : €19.50 - Reduced rate: €17.50 - Child (6 to 17 years old): €13.50 - Free for children under 6s

‘Grand Siècle’ day

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

3 June 2018 - from 10am to 6pm

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…

Rate : €17.50 - Reduced rate: €15.50 - Child (6 to 17 years old): €12 - Free for children under 6s

Entertainment by Jean de La Fontaine

Visiteurs participant aux Jeux de la fontaine à Vaux le Vicomte © Vaux le Vicomte

From 16 April to 4 November 2018 – Every weekend, public holidays and school holidays (zone C) during the year

Special events, games and riddles relating to the works of Jean de La Fontaine enable visitors to see several unusual places at the chateau, some of which have until now been closed to the public.

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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......