2019 past events
Easter weekend (April 20, 21 & 22)
THE BIGGEST EGG HUNT IN FRANCE!
Along the route of a treasure hunt in the château and the garden, visitors were to locate the “Écureuil” family (the squirrel was Nicolas Fouquet’s emblem) to participate in the final egg hunt and win a prize: chocolate!
Decorations in the reception rooms, face-painting, pony rides, skits and an egg hunt for adults were also be part of these perfect days out for the family.
Easter holidays (from April 23 to May 5)
For the first time, visitors were invited to extend the Easter festivities during the holidays! Spring decorations, free face-painting, and a giant treasure hunt all over the estate delighted young and old during the (Zone C) Easter vacation, along with a present for every child!
Grand Siècle Day (June 2, Sunday)
Spend a day costumed in the fashions of the Grand Siècle, where Baroque and popular dances mix with skits performed by musketeers and carriage rides, for a unique experience in the art of living à la française at the time of Louis XIV and Nicolas Fouquet!
Tableau Vivant contest: the château invites costumed guests to form a tableau vivant inside the enormous picture frames placed around the garden and in the château.
Visitors themselves are invited to elect the most beautiful costumes of the day!
Every Saturday night from May to October, Vaux-le-Vicomte offers its visitors an opportunity to rediscover this 17th century masterpiece in the flickering light of the two thousand candles illuminating the château and its jardin à la française. A romantic refined dinner, champagne bar and macaroons will complete this delightful, timeless evening. A fireworks display ends each of these magical evenings, to the captivating sound of waltzes… Learn more!
A new immersive surround-sound visit (unprecedented)
For the first time in a château in France, visitors will be able to relive the history of the 17th century, thanks to a 3-D sound system. The immersive sound visit plunges the visitor into the center of History, which comes alive thanks to the sound environment: historic figures awake and come alive around him.
Free ! (included in the entrance fee, during the whole season from May 6, 2019) Learn more !
A new ephemeral landscape and artwork for the parterres!
Today aged and sick, the boxwood from the Boulingrins parterres will be removed during the 2019 winter. An ephemeral landscape artwork, created especially for the estate, was chosen thanks to a call for application 2018. With audacity and modernity, it will pay tribute to the visionary art of André Le Nôtre, the famous gardener and landscaper of the 17th century.
The Styx, River of the Underworld (French only)
Initiated two years ago, this animation is today a must-see at Vaux-le-Vicomte! Guided by a comedian, discover the underground river of the estate and live a truly unique experience listening to Jean de La Fontaine’s mythological stories… Learn more!
From October 19 to November 3, the château offered FREE costume rental for all children! Princesses or musketeers: every child had the opportunity to go back in time and discover French History as if he lived in it!
Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas! (from November 23)
For the 14th year, the Vaux-le-Vicomte estate transformed itself for the Christmas holidays into an enchanted palace of a thousand colors. Visitors were invited to discover a colorful Christmas through the magical illumination of the gardens and the château, and the marvelous decorations and surprises in reception rooms fragrant with cinnamon and gingerbread.
Fires in the hearths and carriage rides completed this magic moment independent of time and space.