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[NEW] Vaux-le-Vicomte : A Private Invitation, written by Guillaume Picon
Vaux-le-Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641 when infamous French Finance Minister Nicolas Fouquet, the original owner, surrounded himself with the most skilled and talented artisans of the time: the architect Louis Le Vau, the painter Charles le Brun, and the garden designer André Le Notre, to create a perfect harmony between architecture and landscape.
Classified as a historical monument since 1875 under the impetus of the owner at the time, the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte quickly became a model of the artistic genius of the seventeenth century. This volume traces the château’s history from the seventeenth-century through the Belle Époque, World War I, and its public opening in 1968. Exclusive photography and archival documents offer unprecedented access to the château, furnishings, and gardens, and illuminate the extraordinary secrets of court life and centuries of celebrations that include the Flammarion enchanting candlelit tours held today.
Publisher: Flammarion, dimensions 245 x 305 mm. 75€
A day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte written by Jean-Charles, Alexandre et Ascanio de Vogüe.
In A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, beautiful color photographs capture the castle’s luxurious 17th century interiors, a style that was much emulated across Europe. Archival documents and accompanying text by Alexandre, Jean-Charles, and Ascanio de Vogüé, the brothers who manage the estate today, provide a comprehensive introduction to the château’s rich and fascinating history.
A not to be missed book in a golden casket!
Publisher: Flammarion, dimensions 24 x 3,2 x 15 cm. 24€90
Decadent Desserts, written by Cristina de Vogüé
Countess Cristina de Vogüé invites us into the splendor of her home at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte and divulges sixty-three recipes from her exclusive collection. Personally selected from family recipe books, passed along by close friends, or inspired by her international travels, these decadent desserts are the perfect finale to any meal. From Lady Cawdor’s Orange Soufflé to Floating Island with Pink Pralines and Green Tea Custard, they are suited for every occasion, from afternoon tea to holiday feasts.The book opens with the history of the château, whose striking architecture and idyllic gardens were the inspiration for Versailles. Stunning original photography showcases the finished desserts in the atmospheric interiors and shaded gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte, featuring the rich details that define French style—brocade upholstery, crisp linens, crystal tableware, and silver place settings.
Publisher: Flammarion, dimensions 32 x 2 x 25 cm. 42€
Fouquet, or Le Soleil offusqué written by Paul Morand.
(Only available in French)
Discover Nicolas Fouquet’s history, from his quick ascent to his terrible demise.
Publisher: Folio, dimensions : 17,5 x 10,7 x 1,5 cm. 6€40
Vaux-le-Vicomte, Mémoire d’un chef-d’oeuvre, written by Patrice de Vogüé
(Only available in French)
Discover the story of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, going through its creation by Nicolas Fouquet, its acquisition by the rich industrialist Alfred Sommier and his restoration of the château and the gardens, the War period with the creation of a war hospital by Germaine Sommier, and the opening to visitors by Patrice de Vogüé.
Publisher: Imprimerie nationale, dimensions 25 x 2,5 x 19 cm. 28€