Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas!

As if by magic, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, south-west of Paris, transforms into an enchanting palace, full of pomp and circumstance, from 17 October.
  1. Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates Christmas!


Imagine a fairytale castle, with 33 hectares of formal gardens to stroll around, designed by famous gardener André Le Nôtre and full of ornamental ponds and fountains, decked out withenchanting illuminations and audacious decorations. The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which inspired the design of the Château de Versailles, transforms into a magical palace for the Christmas holidays.

Pomp and circumstance

As soon as night falls, the gardens light up with thousands of fairy lights twinkling in the box trees and topiary under the watchful eye of a 5 m-tall squirrel, the symbol of the château’s first owner, Nicolas Fouquet. As a monumental projection that blends seamlessly into the architecture and decorations transforms the façade of the castle into a dreamscape full of animated images, inside, the visit is punctuated by sumptuous banquets, dazzling receptions and dances. The glow of the chimney fires and the sweet aromas of cinnamon, honey and orange add the finishing touches to this old-world atmosphere, all to the strains of baroque music. And because Christmas is a time for giving, all children aged 3 to 12 will be given a surprise gift as a souvenir of their magical day!

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77950 Maincy

Days and opening hours

From 17/10/2020 to 03/01/2021, daily between 11 am and 6.45 pm except on January 1st and December 25th.


  • Adult: 19.90 €, Child: 14 € (Child rate from 6 to 17 years old.). Free entry for children < 6 years.


Spoken languages

  • French
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