Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas

For the 12th year in a row, Vaux-le-Vicomte will be celebrating Christmas, beginning on the 25th of November when visitors will be transported to a sugarplum world of confectionery in a château decked with thousands of holiday decorations. Captivating lighting effects and new activities all over the grounds at Vaux-le-Vicomte promise enchantment, a magical Christmas moment for the whole family!

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Holiday and Christmas delights for the sweet tooth

While visiting the château and basking in the warmth of its crackling fires, visitors will be immersed in a world of smells and sounds guaranteed to set candy-lovers dreaming. The different state rooms will unveil a treasure house of hard candies,  pyramids of chocolate, and mountains of other sweet treats, beautifully displayed for visitors by the confectioner Sens Gourmand. The visit culminates in the sumptuous Grand Salon with the discovery of an enchanted forest iced with frost. Pint-sized explorers of this Sugar Palace will leave with a gift of gingerbread from La Maison Fossier.

All through these end-of-the-year festivities, the estate’s restaurant and pavilion will propose Christmas specialties: Yule log cakes, mulled wine…


Special decorations and winter activities

An avenue of pine trees will lead them toward a château alight with decorations, designed by the decorator Eric Naudin. As evening falls, thousands of glimmering strings of lights will highlight the boxwood and topiaries of the gardens, under the watchful eyes of a majestic 8-meter-tall deer.

This year for the first time, the Carriage Museum will be transformed for the season. Situated in the outbuildings of the château, the museum will wear the festive colors of Christmas, under the watchfull eye of an Angel! 

For the 2017 holidays, on November 26 and December 3, at the very outset of their arrival visitors will be greeted by carolers, plunging them into the spirit of Christmas.

Children under the age of 8 will receive a surprise gift at the end of their enchanting stroll through the château.

To prolong the spell of this marvelous adventure, visitors will be able to take horse-drawn-carriage rides in the French formal gardens. Prices: 3€ for children (until 10 years old) and 5 € for adults – Cash only, no booking required. 11:30 AM to 5:30 (last departure) (under availability and weather conditions)



It was in the sugar industry that Alfred Sommier, ancestor to the present owners, considerably expanded his business, allowing him to acquire the Vaux-le-Vicomte estate in 1875 and save it from abandon.

Useful information

For more comfort, we advise you to buy your tickets online by internet, print them, and introduce yourself to the ticket counter before 2 PM.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas on the last weekend of November (25 and 26), every weekend of December ( 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17) and every day during the Christmas national holidays (except on December 25, 2017 and Januay 1, 2018), from December 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Opening times
From 11 AM to 5.45 PM (except on December 24 and 31, from 11 AM to 4.45 PM).

Visit of the estate: château, garden and outbuildings
Adult (18 onwards): 18,50 € / Children ( 6 to 17) : 13 € / Garden only: 12,50 € / Free under 6

Horse-drawn carriage rides extra fee: Prices: 3€ for children (until 10 years old) and 5 € for adults – Cash only, no booking required. 11:30 AM to 5:30 (last departure)

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winter Christmas

Don’t miss it !

=> Rent an electric cart to discover the gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte during the festivities of Christmas! . (20 € per 45min./ under availability and weather conditions)

=> Discover the exceptional view from the dome of the château over the illuminated gardens of Vaux-le-Vicomte during Christmas! (3 €)

=> Costume rental available in the château for children (4€) and for adults (6€). No booking required.










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