Easter at Vaux-le-Vicomte
This year for Easter, Vaux-le-Vicomte invited its visitors to its jardin à la française to hunt for the coloured eggs used to make Madame la Comtesse’s famous cake… Wearing chefs’ toques, young and old challenged themselves in the multiple levels of a treasure hunt, culminating in an Easter egg hunt! Face-painting, pony rides and multiple animations were on hand, making it a perfect day for a family visit.
The Grand Siècle Day – Sunday 3, June, 2018
Visitors in period costumes – or simply spectators – were invited on a journey through time, back to the 17th century at the court of the Sun King. Baroque dancers, musketeer shows and carriage rides offered a perfect overview of French art de vivre.
New this year: winners of the Best Costume contest were invited to take part in tableaux vivants: grouped in giant frames portrayed famous people or scenes—creating veritable living paintings! To commemorate its 50th anniversary of opening to visitors, the château continued its tradition of sharing, inviting all visitors to vote for their favorite costume!
Candlelit evenings – Every Saturday evening from May 5 to October 6
Every Saturday evening from May 5 to October 6, visitors will experience the 17th century château and its jardins à la française by the flickering lights of 2,000 candles. An elegant dinner, a champagne bar and macaroons will complete a perfect, romantic evening. To complete this magical moment, marvelous fireworks with a giant ‘50’ will be set off at the end of each evening. Learn more!
Vaux-le-Vicomte at the movies – from September 22 to November 4
Vaux-le-Vicomte invited you to explore behind the scenes of the best-known films and movies shot at the château. Visitors had the opportunity of seeing special exhibitions and projections of important scenes as well as discovering techniques practiced by professionals of the silver screen through new activities and exhibitions. To celebrate the 50 years of opening to the public, the estate also offered a retrospective of the movies shot in the château in 1968, featuring one of Orson Welles’s first color films!