Château de Vaux le Vicomte celebrates Christmas with a never-seen-befor decor. While the Château is closed in the winter, it opens some days from November 22, 2020 to January 3, 2021. The Voguë family welcomes little ones and grown-ups in a décor entirely devoted to Christmas holidays.
An enchanting visit for the greatest pleasure of couples and families looking for magical and exceptional moment in the gardens à la française.
On the menu, a visit of the Château, the Carriage museum and the gardens in a magic and welcoming atmosphere made of thousands of light garlands and giant trees. As soon as we arrive, the magic works with an alley of fir trees outside the Château, like a magical road to a fantastic universe...
This year, the Château de Vaux le Vicomte invites you to enjoy a Christmas with a thousand and one colors. The Grande Chambre Carrée provides you with a warm atmopshere with Fall colors, while the Salon des Muses will sparkle and glimmer with a thousand silver decorations.
The Cabinet des Jeux will display a Christmas tree decorated with unique pieces made of chocolate by the Comptoir du Cacao, while a wonderful bright red Christmas table will be set in the Antichambre d'Hercule by Villeory & Boch.
As for the library, it will be covered in bronze-colored decoration representing the celebrations of the Holidays like in Great-Britain.
Theis year's masterpiece is undoubtedly the Grand Salon, the main room of the château where lays a majestic pyramidal nativity scene - entirely gilded - measuring 8-m high and spinning around. This work only required 6 months of work to the château decorator Eric Naudin and his team.
If the weather is mild enough, you can enjoy a walk in the garden thought up by Le Nôtre, it’s covered in a multitude of light garlands lighting up at nightfall and making box trees and lawns sparkle while a 5-m squirrel rules over the gardens à la française: for a unique moment, horse-drawn-carriage rides for an additional cost.
And to keep a souvenir of this day: a surprise PAPO gift is givent to all children under 6 years old. The 7-17 years old can leave with a gingerbread made by Maison Fossier!
At night fall, enjoy for the first time in 2019 a video mapping, a monumental light show on the chateau's façade. For 8 minutes, spectators are taken to a dream-like universe: a magical journey in five scenes to the heart of the highlights of the history of Vaux-le-Vicomte. The show being performed every 30 minutes from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Every day until December 31, go and look for the golden hazelnuts hidden in the gardens and try and win a Goodwill bag of Christmas decorations!
In short, here’s how to be amazed and left in awe.
Careful! Christmas 2020 event will be only available by booking, we invite you to book tickets in advance to make sure you have the timed admission you want. We thank you for your understanding. Yearly pass, Les Amis de Vaux-le-Vicomte card or invitation holders will also have to book their tickets online and add in their basket a "free" ticket.
For more ideas to celebrate Christmas in Paris, check our guides out:
Dates and Opening Time
From 22 November 2020 to 3 January 2021
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte
- de 6 ans: Free
6-17 ans: 14 €
Tarif adulte: 19,90 €
Promenades en calèche en supplément du billet d’entrée