2000 candles in the castle and gardens of Vaux le Vicomte
Every Saturday night from May 14 to October 1, 2022
Every Friday night from July 8 to August 26, 2022
vaux le vicomte
  • WE LOVE A visit in a magical and enchanting setting 
  • DATES
    • every Saturday night from May 14 to October 1, 2022
    • Every Friday night from July 8 to August 27, 2022
  • HOURS:
    • from 7:30 pm to 9 pm from May 14 to July 30
    • from 6:30 to 8:00 pm from August 6 to October 1
  • 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 illuminated by 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 in the whole domain (park and castle)
  • These nightly visits by candlelight are a true enchantment. It is a magical way to discover the domain of Vaux le Vicomte
  • The 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

  • Candlelight Evenings admission ticket gives you access to 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 7pm but you can access the castle with your ticket from 2pm
  • Attention: during the installation of the candles inside the castle (from 5:15 pm to 7 pm), you can go for a walk in the gardens
  • Adult rate : 19,90 ?
  • Children's rate (6 to 17 years old) : 14,90 ?
  • Student rate : 17,90 ?
  • Free for children under 6 years old

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