2000 candles in the castle and gardens of Vaux le Vicomte
Every Saturday night from July 3, 2021 to October 2, 2021

candlelight evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte

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A visit in a magical and enchanting setting 
When:  every Saturday evening from July 3, 2021 to October 2, 2021
Location:   at the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte (77)
Free:  for children under 6

Candlelight evenings

  • Every Saturday nightfrom June to early October, the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte and the 33 hectares of gardens designed by Le Nôtre are illuminated by candles
  • 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 enchantmenta 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! It is said that lovers come to the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte to declare their love, by candlelight, during the Candlelight Evenings
  • 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



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
  • 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 ?
  • Student rate : 17,90 ?
  • Free for children under 6 years old



Candlelight dinner at Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • The country and economic formula: the picnic (on the lawn areas provided for picnics)
  • Charmilles for a romantic and refined dinner. An ephemeral and elegant restaurant, on the terrace
  • The Dream of Vaux For a glass of champagne in a deckchair in front of the illuminated park
  • Le Relais de l'Ecureuil an ideal family self-service

candlelight dinner at Vaux-le-Vicomte, an exceptional evening

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Practical information

See schedule details Every Saturday from July to October ? starting at 7pm

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