Yesterday‘s past is Today‘s present which is Tomorrow‘s future. A historical monument stands strong through the test of time to let us see today our grand history & heritage. Isn’t it a beautiful gift to rejoice & to pass it on to our future generations?” – Author

What’s your summertime favorite? When in France, getting sun-tanned on the beaches of South of France is on everyone’s mind. How about a French baroque-style candlelit evening instead? The estate of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte hosts soirées aux chandelles (candlelit evenings) during the summer transforming the place into a fairytale of baroque times. What a memorable summer souvenir you say!

Situated 50 Kms SouthEast of Paris in MaincyVaux-le-Vicomte is more than just a visit. You would not only see the genius art of French landscape-gardener André Le Nôtre, but also the hidden surprises in the estate – a stroll in the estate with different perspectives, a walk through history in the castle, climbing up the castle tower for a breathtaking view, dinner at Les Charmilles, relax in the gardens with a glass of champagne & macarons enjoying the baroque music or even better embark upon an adventure exploring the underground river Styx. And most interesting of all, a summer evening in the candlelit Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Don’t believe me? Have a look !

Grandma ! The château !
La Salle des muses (Muse’s room) showcases the baroque decorations in its entirety
Le Cabinet des jeux (Game’s corner)
The chair-triology
La Chambre du roi (King’s bedroom)
La Bibliothéque (Library)
La Bibliothéque (Library)
Dessert anyone with the King?
A royal French kitchen
Elsa, did you find the Hercules on the hill top?
Picnic time at Vaux-le-Vicomte !
Time to go back to the château ! Do you think candles must have been lit by now?
Dinner is ready at Les Charmilles !
Eh voilà ! Everyone is back to the château just in time for the fireworks
Before we go back home to catch a beautiful dream… That was a wonderful candlelit evening. Isn’t it?
Vaux-le-Vicomte website
10 reasons to visit Vaux-le-vicomte here

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