Vaux-le-Vicomte, Nicolas Fouquet’s “palace for the arts,” gives pride of place to music. Starting in 2014, concerts take place regularly to enable a wide number of patrons to experience the Grand Siècle. On October 18, 2014, the Royaumont Foundation presented a group of promising recent graduates from the top music schools in Europe. On July 9, 2015, William Christie conducted his famous baroque ensemble, Les Arts Florissants in the gardens.
From September 5, 2015, Vaux-le-Vicomte will present Silent Conversation, an exhibition of photographs and videos by German photographer Jörg Bräuer who explores the beauty and mystery of the garden statues. By immortalizing 350 years of interaction between these figures and their environment, the artist invites us to imagine that these silent witnesses are more flesh than stone.