2 October 2017

Vaux-le-Vicomte fait son cinéma

A special exhibition goes behind the scenes to celebrate the many films made at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte


No sooner back from Italy it was off to Vaux-le-Vicomte -- the château about an hour's drive outside of Paris that made young Louis XIV so jealous that when he laid eyes on it he had its owner arrested, nabbed its architects, and built Versailles -- to an invitation-only exclusive evening where lucky guests had the run of the castle into the night.

Above: thousands of candles light our approach; chamber group welcome; costumes from some of the many movies filmed here (Man In The Iron Mask, Marie-Antoinette, James Bond (Moonraker), Versailles, Three Musketeers....); a room set up and ready for filming; outstanding créatrice / costume designer Madeline Fontaine; spectacular Champagne apéro-dinatoire


Ends November 5

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