Rendez-vous Grand Siècle: costumed event and fireworks at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on May 16th, 2024 at 07:33 p.m.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte offers us an enchanting voyage, a plunge into the 17th century: the Grand Siècle rendez-vous awaits us, this Saturday, May 25, 2024. For one day, costume and history enthusiasts are invited to relive the festive atmosphere of the Grand Siècle on this magnificent estate.

It's a day out of time, a little magic bubble that we like to treat ourselves to every year thanks to Domaine de Vaux le Vicomte: Saturday, May 25, 2024, it's the Rendez-vous Grand Siècle! Get ready to step back in time to Nicolas Fouquet's 17th-century festivities! On the program for this exceptional Saturday: period costumes, games and a tour of the château.

Welcome to Petit Versailles, the sumptuous palace that inspired the creation of the Sun King's château. We're back in the 17th century for a festive day, where we're encouraged to don our finest period costumes. For one day in May, visitors can pretend to be nobles of the Court, in the magnificent setting of Vaux-le-Vicomte.

A day of Grand Siècle costumes, baroque dances, musketeer shows and horse-drawn carriage rides, for a unique experience of the French art of living at the time of Louis XIV and Nicolas Fouquet.

Children also take part in this festive day, with numerous games on offer in the gardens. Just like the children of the 17th century, your little princes and princesses can have fun admiring the water games in the park's fountains and pools.

This year, the costumed event takes on a romantic twist: as night falls, candles light up to create an intimate, magical atmosphere.

Here is the program of festivities:

  • Invitations to the court dance
  • Musketeer shows
  • Horse-drawn carriage rides
  • Equestrian demonstrations by Mario Luraschi
  • Eagle show
  • Artists on stilts
  • Children's workshops to learn how to make a golden wolf mask
  • Costume parade at 6 p.m. with master of ceremonies, Calixte de Nigremont
  • Baroque dance performance by students of the Cie Fêtes Baroques dance class - Chrystelle Arcelin
  • Gardens illuminated by candlelight
  • Water games in the estate's ponds
  • Gold and silver fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

Costumes are not compulsory, but they do help to make the day even more magical... Once again this year, admission is by reservation only. Don't forget to reserve your place in advance!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On May 25th, 2024

× Approximate opening times: to confirm opening times, please contact the establishment.


    Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte
    77950 Maincy

    - 6 ans: Free
    Jardin uniquement: €16
    Tarif réduit: €17.5
    Plein tarif: €22

    Recommended age
    For all

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    Costume rental available on site.

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