The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte will re-open to the public on Saturday 17th March.
In May 2018, the château will be celebrating its 50 years of opening to public visit. Half a century later, the owners pursue the deed of their father : develop the château’s outreach to enable the preservation and restoration of this uncommun heritage. The largest private estate listed
as Historic Monument in France is still a model of openness and sharing with the greater number.
Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Easter – March 31 & April 1 & 2
This year, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte invites every child, capped with a chef’s toque, to participate in a giant treasure hunt, ending in an Egg hunt ! Numerous animations and workshops will be offered to
our chefs-to-become. Exhibition inside the château.
Candlelit evenings – Every Saturday evening from May 5 to October 6
Every Saturday evening from May to October, visitors may experience the 17th century château and its Jardins à la française by the flickering lights of 2 000 candles. An enchanting and romantic evening that will give visitors a new perspective on the estate. Learn more!
The Grand Siècle Day – Sunday 3, June, 2018
Visitors in period costume – or simply onlookers – are invited on a journey to the time of 17th century at the court of the Sun King. New this year: a contest of living paintings! The château invites the best costumed persons to embody some famous paintings on several topics.
ENTERTAINMENT BY JEAN DE LA FONTAINE
The Styx, river of the underworld
From April 14 to November 5 : every weekend and bank holiday + French C zone holidays (except Summer holidays)
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!
The Journey of the Swan – The Surrey bike’s fable
From May 1 to September 30 : every weekend and bank holiday + French C zone holidays (except Summer holidays)
A journey on the grand canal on swan-shaped pedalos or on fun Surrey Bikes in the gardens. Through games and riddles on the writings of La Fontaine, visitors will discover some secret spots, never before accessed by the public!
Vaux-le-Vicomte at the movies – from end of September to November 4
Vaux-le-Vicomte invites you to explore behind the scenes of the bestknown films and movies shot at the château. Visitors will have the chance to discover special exhibitions, projections of some important scenes, the reconstruction of a films set, as well as techniques from the professionals of the silver screen, through new activities andexhibitions.
Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas – From November 24, 2018, onwards
Through all times, children have been amazed by the toys they have found under their Christmas tree. The
château invites you to reunite with the magic of your childhood Christmases through a story told by toys of all ages! Rediscover your cherished Christmas memories in the beautifully decorated 17th century salons. New illuminations and animations will dazzle you all through the day.