Vaux-le-Vicomte was created by three of the greatest French designers of the 1600s, brought together by Nicolas Fouquet, who was Louis XIV’s Superintendent of Finance. The three were the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre, the architect Louis Le Vau and the interior decorator Charles Le Brun. Their collaborative genius resulted in an estate of such majestic symmetry that it became the inspiration for the Chateaux of Versailles and for stately homes all over Europe for centuries.
In 2018, the Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrate Christmas with a magnificent themed display for the 13th year running. From November 24, the 17th-century château will be decked with thousands of decorations to give visitors the experience of Christmas past. This year the theme is vintage toys, which will delight children and adults alike. The chateau, its courtyards, outbuildings and immaculate French gardens will be transformed into a wonder world, where twinkling lights and animations will enchant the entire family.
24, 25, 28, 29 & 30/11/18, 1,2,5,6,7,8,9,12,13,14,15,16,19,20 and 21/12/18 and every day from 22/12/18 to 06/01/19. From 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, last entry at 5:15 pm.
Closed on 25 December 2018 and 1 January 2019
The ticket includes access to the decorated château, the Jardins à la française and the Musée des Équipages.
Free for children under 6. Child rate from 6 to 17.