Vaux-le-Vicomte’s programme is made up of annual events such as the Easter Weekend, The big costumed day, the Candlelights Evenings and the Christmas Season, as well as activities that can be enjoyed throughout the season, such as the underground adventure, River of underworld.





The Grand Siècle rendez-vous and its Prestige Afterparty

(Online booking mandatory)

18th revised edition of the event. On the program : carriage rides, musketeer show, demonstration of baroque dances, parade of costumed individuals in the presence of Calixte de Nigremont, and fireworks.




From June 1 to September 28 – Candlelights Evenings

(Online booking mandatory)

Vaux-le-Vicomte invites its visitors to rediscover this 17th-century masterpiece in the flickering light of two thousand candles, illuminating the castle and French gardens. A romantic and refined dinner, water games in the basins, and champagne bar complete this delightful timeless evening. A monumental projection recalling the highlights of Vaux-le-Vicomte’s history will conclude the evening. Every Saturday, as well as Fridays in July and August. 

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November 16 to January 5 – The Great Christmas

(Online booking mandatory)

19th edition of this essential event. Equipped with a red velvet cape, visitors will stroll through the sumptuous settings of the ceremonial rooms, witness the monumental projection on the castle facade, and enjoy activities in the gardens (carriage rides, marshmallows to roast by the fireside…). Ticket sales opening soon.



The Great Easter Egg Hunt – event closed

(Online booking mandatory)

France’s largest Easter egg hunt in the heart of the 33 hectares of French gardens. Equipped with a parchment, both young and old will embark on an egg hunt. The program includes several huntsfor every age group, on the theme of nature! Each visitor will leave with a chocolate booty. Additional activities will also be offered: face painting for children, carriage rides, and creative workshops. 

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The Underground adventure, River of underworld

Presenting an exceptional adventure on the underground river which was diverted by Le Nôtre in 1654 during the creation of the French gardens, this specially designed trip is fun and interactive, and draws on La Fontaine’s text « The love of Cupid and Psyche ». Guided along on the Styx the river of the classical underworld equipped with front lamps and thigh boots, you will go through a series of tests of agility and logic… An unprecedented and intense adventure performed by professional actors! More information
Online booking mandatory – Only in French – Cost: 75€ (2 à 6 personnes). Durée : 1h. Lampes et bottes fournies.


Parcours sonore immersif - 2020

The immersive sound visit

All along the year, the immersive sound visit will plunge you into the heart of History, which will come alive thanks to the sound environment: historic figures will awake, coming to life around you. You will be invited to discover epic moments in the life of Nicolas Fouquet and the creation of Vaux-le-Vicomte. To know more




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