Château de Vaux le Vicomte bends over backwards again to offer families an exceptional Easter weekend. An aglow castle, wonderful landscaped garden, giant egg hunts and playful workshops for kids, here’s the cocktail likely to delight children and their parents.
So, what does this year’s program have in store?
First things first, save the date, Easter weekend is on Saturday April 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22, 2019. Celebrations start at 10 a.m. at the château. This year, for Easter, Vaux le Vicomte invites you to find in its French formal garden the eggs hidden by the chateau's little squirrels.
This year, the little ones venture into a treasure hunt which final step will be an egg hunt! Makeup, poney ride and chocolate sculpture exhibition are also in to perfect this family day.
Competitions based on speed, dexterity and skill await children in the 33 hectares of the French formal garden designed by Le Nôtre. Children and adults leave to discover the squirrels' stock to find the Leonidas chocolate treasure.
Once you’ve managed to complete the stages, you can access the famous final Egg Hunt promising chocolate surprises for all participants.
Of course, to give all participants their chances according to their skills, adventure tours, sporting or playful, they are grouped by age so that everyone can join in.
The egg hunts start every 30 minutes. For each egg hunt, children can also look for the hidden squirrel allowing them to get an additional surprise gift by Sylvanian Families (100 gifts to win).
But at Vaux le Vicomte, children are not the only ones entitled to an Egg Hunt. Adults have their own hunt to fulfill their chocolate needs. Speaking of good deals, the speediest and craftiest those who find the famous golden egg will win tickets for a wonderful Candlelit Evening at the château! (2 tickets at each Adult Egg Hunt / 7 Hunts per day)
To keep things interesting, this year, the Sun King invites himself to a giant game of Red Light/Green Light since in French, the game is known as "Un, deux, trois, soleil" (soleil meaning sun), forcing participants to stay still when the Sun looks at them!
But that’s not all, animations and exhibitions await you at the Château as well. Have a look at the exhibition of wonderful chocolate sculpture, the Easter table laid out and decorated by Villeroy & Boch and take part in riddles shaking up your sense of smell in the State Apartments.
Let’s not forget that kids can have their faces painted for free and we all know they love it. And we make the best of the day to have a pony ride in the gardens (with a supplement), it’s amazing.
And new this year: 30 golden hazelnuts allowing to win 1 creative "Aquabreads" kit by Sylvanian Families are hidden every day in the garden from April 20 to May 5, 2019.
Editorial board review: we gave it a go last year; this egg hunt is really perfect for children and adults. Egg hunts are suited by age, the château and its gardens are a wonderful setting, everyone will be happy and workshops really are playful. What else?
To find out more, read the guides below:
From 20 April 2019 to 22 April 2019
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte
-6 ans: Free
Tarif Enfant: 12,90€ €
Tarif Réduit: 15,90 €
Plein Tarif: 17,90 €
Horaires : 10h-18h