24 September 2018

Vaux-le-Vicomte at the movies #1


 A fairytale castle and gardens...

Last week I was invited to an exclusive press preview at Vaux-le-Vicomte that included afternoon tea with the owner and, in a tribute to Sir Roger Moore - who passed away in 2017 and played James Bond in Moonraker, filmed at the château - a surprise helicopter ride along with a lucky few to behold the castle from the air, as in the famous scene when 007 catches sight of this magical palace for the first time.

The occasion: this year, once again, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its opening to the public, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has opened its doors for a behind-the-scenes experience into the magic of movie making, with something for everyone.

Besides Moonraker the 17th century castle that inspired Versailles has been the setting for some eighty films including Marie-Antoinette, Valmont, The Three Musketeers, Molière, Man In The Iron Mask, Gene Wilder's Start The Revolution Without Me, Versailles the series and most recently, L'Empereur de Paris starring Vincent Cassel.

The exhibition features spectacular sets, dazzling period costumes, interactive activities, guided tours, astonishing virtual visuals, special effects make-up workshops, plus more surprises in store.

For all ages.

Less than an hour from Paris.

Vaux-le-Vicomte At The Movies 2018
(click on video)
- Visit website for schedule of candlelit evenings -

September 22 - November 4

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Tomorrow: a bird's eye view



 Now in The Good Life France Magazine

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