2000 candles in the castle and gardens of Vaux le Vicomte
Every Saturday night from May 20 to September 30, 2023
Every Friday evening in July and August
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  • WE LOVE : a visit in a magical and magical setting 
  • DATES :
    • every Saturday night from May 20 to September 30, 2023
    • Every Friday evening in July and August
  • HOURS:
    • from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm (last access at the counter)
  • PLACE at the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte (77)
  • FREE for children under 6 years old

Candlelight evenings

  • During candlelight evenings, the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte and the 33 hectares of gardens designed by Le Nôtre are lighted by candles and candles
  • These evenings take place every Saturday nightfrom mid May to early October and every Friday night of July and August
  • The show is magical with more than 2000 candles that sparkle throughout the estate (park and castle).
  • These nightly visits by candlelight are a real enchantment. It is a magical way to discover the domain of Vaux le Vicomte
  • Candlelight evenings have been held since 1980 and are a great success every year.
  • So romantic!
  • By candlelight, the garden of Vaux-le-Vicomte becomes mysterious. The works of art, paintings, statues offer themselves to the visitor in a very particular atmosphere
  • The evening ends with a magnificent fireworks display This one takes place at 11pm from May 14 to August 26, then at 10:15pm from September 3 to October 1

Practical information and rates

  • Entrance ticket for Candlelight Evenings gives you access at the castle (private apartments of Nicolas Fouquet, ceremonial rooms, basements) and to the gardens
  • It is possible to take tickets only for the gardens
  • The evening starts at 19h but you can access the castle with your ticket from 14h
  • Warning: during the installation of candles inside the castle (from 17h15 to 19h), you can go for a walk in the gardens
  • Adult rate: 22 €
  • Children's rate (6 to 17 years old): 17.50 €
  • Student rate: 17.50 €
  • Free for children under 6 years old

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