November 15, 2011

Vaux-Le-Vicomte

I was able to return to a deep, rich autumn in France, only more beautified by the magnificent Vaux le Vicomte. The chateau's original owner and creator, Nicholas Fouquet, suffered severe injustice under King Louis XIV - you can read more about the tragedy on Wikipedia. Ultimately, because Louis XIV was jealous of Fouquet's grand chateau, he eventually designed and built the Chateau de Versailles as a larger scale version of Vaux le Vicomte to show off the riches and power of the royal family.

But when I showed up, only traces of Fouquet's fall from grace remained on the placards inside the castle that told his story. The original glory of his home restored, Vaux le Vicomte continues to amaze its guests with the extensive gardens, ornate decor, and rolling grounds colored with the vibrancy of the season.

Bienvenue a Vaux le Vicomte.


J'espère que vous pouvez venir ici bientôt!

Vaux w/ Tanya: Chapter 3 VLOG: Le Printemps en France
Vaux w/ Alex: Photo Bombing the Vaux

7 comments:

  1. The video says: This video contains content from UMG, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. :( sad face I was looking forward to it!

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  2. me, too! Why they be hatin' on our country? I suppose I can just watch it on Friday when I'm in France.

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  3. OMG I JUST LIVED VICARIOUSLY THROUGH THAT VIDEO. LIKE IF I WAS THERE I WOULD DO THE EXACT SAME THING YOU DID WITH THE LEAVES AND TWIRLING AND UGHHH JEALOUS. BUT SO HAPPY FOR YOU! THANKS FOR POSTING THIS :)

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  4. I love V-le-V and used to go regularly when I lived in Paris. These autumn images are lovely, so rich and vibrant. Thanks for sharing this with #AllAboutFrance

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    1. It is one of my favorite places in France, and it was so close to where we lived in Melun! Thanks for keeping up the link-up!

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  5. Looks like you had fun at V-le-V. 😊
    Thanks for the photos and the nicely done video.

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    1. Thank you, Margo! The Vaux is always a ton of fun!

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