Vaux-le-Vicomte (Part 1 of 3): Le Chateau & Visite aux Chandelles

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)!




gate & chateau


steps candle] chateau candle


candles gardens

candles chateau


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11 thoughts on “Vaux-le-Vicomte (Part 1 of 3): Le Chateau & Visite aux Chandelles

  1. colormusing says:

    Ooh, les chandelles, elles créent une ambience magique… Quel beau chateau!

  2. We just went on here a few days ago. Fabulous day and so interesting!

  3. pedmar10 says:

    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

  4. lorigreer says:

    Beautiful and informative post.

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