The French way of life in the time of Louis XIV
On Sunday June 26, the 17th edition of the Grand Siècle Day will be held at the Vaux-le-Vicomte castle. A day dressed up in 17th century fashion, where Baroque dances mingle with musketeer shows for a unique experience of the French way of life in the time of Louis XIV and Nicolas Fouquet. . For a day, costume and history enthusiasts are invited to relive the festive atmosphere of the Grand Siècle in this magnificent estate.
A costumed day at the Grand Siècle
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a family residence but also a major place for celebrations at the time of Nicolas Fouquet, invites you to go back in time during a day to return to the time of the Sun King and the artists of the Great Century ! Every year, thousands of costumed visitors and onlookers flock to the gates of the castle, dressed in their best clothes to experience a day at the 17th century court in the ideal setting of the palace that inspired the Palace of Versailles.
The most beautiful lunch on the grass
The prize for the « most beautiful lunch on the grass » crowns the day and rewards the most extravagant and sumptuous, bucolic and sumptuous stagings, in the French gardens created by Le Nôtre.
Entertainment for young and old
Around the pools, children will reconnect with the games of the 17th century, guiding small sailboats of all colors with the help of a stick. The water games of the multiple basins and fountains of the domain will spring from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. New ! from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., costumed visitors (Grand Siècle theme) are invited to a privatized visit then to a moment of conviviality at 6:30 p.m. with a voucher given at the entrance to the estate. A drink will be offered at the end of this free visit.
Online booking is mandatory. Schedule : Sunday June 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last ticket office at 5.30 p.m.) Prices : Castle and garden ticket – Adult price: €17.90 with choice of a time slot for the interior visit of the castle
– Child rate from 6 to 17 years old: €12.90 (free for children under 6) with choice of a time slot for the interior visit of the castle
– Disabled person rate (disability card): €11 For costumers:
– Special rate for all costumed: €11.90 (dealers not allowed, free for children under 6) Please take an online ticket (castle and garden) with the time slot of your choice. Possibility of choosing the 5:30 p.m. slot where costumed visitors are invited to a private visit from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by a moment of conviviality at 6:30 p.m. Garden ticket only (including Crew Museum)
– Single price: 12€
– Disabled person rate: 11€ Costume rental Costume rental possible on site from the official partner Sommier et Fils (from €90). Booking and fitting are strongly recommended in advance. Locker rooms and lockers will be available to you free of charge.