Enchantment and magic in the castle and gardens
It's even more beautiful in person!

Dive into the fables of La Fontaine at the castle

Vaux-le-Vicomte celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Jean de La Fontaine. The fables are illustrated in different rooms of the castle:

  • In the Great Square Room : the fable of the Fox and the Squirrel is staged by animated automatons
  • In the room of the muses : the fable of the Deer reflecting in the water
  • In the cabinet of games: the fable of the Cicada and the anti and gourmet sugar decorations Canasuc
  • In the Antechamber of Hercules: the fable of the Bear who loves gardening symbolized by a giant animated bear from the Michel Taillis house
  • In the King's cabinet : the fable of the Hare and the Tortoise
  • In the buffet room: a magnificent buffet has been set up and invites to its table all the animals of the fables of La Fontaine
  • In the basement in the people's room : the fable The Swan and the Cook all in pink cake of Reims, work of the house Fossier
  • In the kitchens: the fable the Crow and the Fox all in chocolate

Sounds and lights on the castle's facade

Every night, at dusk.In this exhibition, the spectator will witness the projection of animated images retracing the highlights of the history of Vaux-le-Vicomte! The images perfectly fit the facade and sublimate all the architectural details that make it up. A very beautiful sound and light!

  • 4 performances per day
  • schedule 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm
  • December 24 and 31: at 5:30 pm only
  • duration : included in the entrance fee. Duration: 10 minutes
  • Included in the entrance ticket for the castle

Vaux-le-Vicomte in family at Christmas

  • of the giant wooden games in the gardens of Le Nôtre (free)
  • A treasure hunt in the gardens (until 7pm) - 2 times a day
  • treasure hunt in the footsteps of Jean de La Fontaine (until 7pm)
  • gourmet prose vigil (from 2pm to 7pm). Each child will be given a marshmallow (marshmallows) to be toasted on one of the braziers of the orangery terrace while listening to the verses of the fables of La Fontaine.
  • Rental of electric carts (not included in the ticket)
  • Horse-drawn carriage tours (not included in the ticket)
  • Princess and musketeer costumes for children available for rent
  • In the King's Chamber and its traditional, the Christmas crib 

Practical information

View schedule details
  • Every day from 11am to 6:45pm (the domain closes at 7:45pm)
  • December 24 & 31: from 11:00 am to 4:45 pm (closes at 5:45 pm)

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