It was an overcast day, with threats of rain in the dark clouds, during our first afternoon at Vaux-le-Vicomte. My spirits were not dampened, however, as I visited the carriage annexe, followed by visiting the chateau, while eagerly awaiting le crépuscule (dusk) for the evening’s main event: “visite aux chandelles” & “feu d’artifice” (fireworks). This once-a-month event is beautifully highlighted by 2,000 candles being placed and lit throughout the gardens and in the chateau’s interior. Quelle ambiance majestueuse – fit for a King (& Queen)!
Ooh, les chandelles, elles créent une ambience magique… Quel beau chateau!
Tout a fait! You can actually visualize living there – it seems very home-y – maybe because there is a kitchen 🙂
We just went on here a few days ago. Fabulous day and so interesting!
Merci – I will definitely put it on my “to do again” list.
great pictures of one of my favorites, it is nearby the family region so been there and on my blog but always nice to see it. Indeed a jewel of French castles and still in private hands with help from the regional Council. Cheers
Thanks – yes, I believe two brothers own (inherited) this magnificent castle.
Count Patrice de Vogüé is the part owner the other is the regional Council(govt).
Yes, I’ve seen his name but thought there was a brother – merci for clarifying.
je vous en prie ::)
Beautiful and informative post.
Merci, Lori – c’est gentil.