samedi 16 août 2014

Adventure to Château de Vaux le Vicomte

To top off our day, we decided to visit Vaux le Vicomte, which was built for Nicolas Fouquet, the Minister of Finance for Louis XIV. The castle is located about 55 kilometers SE of Paris. We took the RER D train to Melun and then a shuttle bus from the train station to Maincy where the estate of 500 hectares is located. On Saturday evenings from May to October, you can see the castle by candlelight. There are thousands of candles inside and out to create a magical night like those of the 17th century. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks display but we left for the train station by taxi before the show. We arrived back at our apartment just before midnight and we were so glad we went as we both had wanted to see this for a long time.

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