Masterpiece from the 17th century by architect Le Vau, painter-decorator Le Brun, and gardener Le Nôtre, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte reopens the gardens from Saturday May 8, 2021. The 33-hectare French formal garden, walk ways, pools, and fountains, statues, majestic trees, and flowered brushes expect us all impatiently.
But you will not be able to come and visit the castle at the beginning of May, but the gardens might keep you busy for a while: between the never-ending paths all the way to Hercules golden statue and the special entertainments to be held when the park reopens, visitors will be delighted!
As a matter of fact, to welcome visitors as they should be after being apart for so long, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte hosts a great treasure hunt devoted to Jean de la Fontaine whose 400th birthday will be celebrated this year. Look for the golden hazelnut, enjoy wooden games, and the paper chase for golden eggs, inspired by La Fontaine's fables.
From 3 p.m., the kiosque sucré expects you for a snack break. At weekends, children are invited to make small boats sail on the small canals. Water displays are also to be enjoyed in pools and fountains between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Careful, online booking is compulsory: no ticket will be sold on site. Please book ahead of your visit, as the number of visitors allowed is limited. Picnics on site are allowed.
This year, we have not been able to enjoy the great Easter egg hunt that was held on April 3, 4 and 5, 2021. Seeing this event being cancelled saddened us a lot, but we can still be happy, discovering the rest of the program for the year, as many great moments are in store.
June 13 is the Grand Siècle night, that will blow you away and amaze you. For an afternoon or a candlelit dinner, take part in a day full of Grand Siècle costumes. Baroque dancing, musketeer show and horse-drawn carriage rides will make you discover the French art de vivre at the time of Louis XIV and Nicolas Fouquet. Surprises expect you all day long, so, do not miss it!
From June 5 to October 2, Candlelit dinners are back. A magical event making you feel like you are part of the Court of the former kings of France. For your pleasure only, the château has planned a sophisticated and romantic dinner and a champagne and macaron bar. To top this exception night, enjoy a revisited and staged golden and silver firework show.
In the Fall, run and take part in the "Le Styx, Rivière des Enfers" entertainment. This tour guided by an actor takes you to the depths of the estate's underground river, a space filled with legends and myths explored by Jean de la Fontaine.
Starting October 16, Vaux-le-Vicomte en lumières returns for a new editions. Magical décors, lights, special entertainments: this season beautifully closes Vaux-le-Vicomte's year. Do not miss this event!
Are you also eager to experience all these moments at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte?
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 8 May 2021
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte
- de 6 ans: Free
billet jardin uniquement: €8
Les jardins du château sont ouverts du mercredi au dimanche, de 11h à 18h.
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