Sunday, June 21 will be held the now famous Grand Century Day (La journée Grand Siècle) at Vaux-le-Vicomte. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Nicolas Fouquet and for its 11th edition, the Great Century Day 2015 will focus on the 17th century. An unmissable event for lovers of the art of costume and the intoxicating atmosphere of the Grand Siècle.
The Domaine de Vaux le Vicomte invites us to the 11th of La journée Grand Siècle, Sunday, June 21 in 2015. Although the party does not require to come in costume, it would be stupid not to go unnoticed. The we go back to the seventeenth century, in the holiday season of Nicolas Fouquet! And this year in honor of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Nicolas Fouquet, a contest of the most beautiful costumes of the 17th century will be organized!
On this occasion, history buffs and / or costumes are invited to show themselves in their best day, for a festive day in the Petit Versailles.
Throughout the day, baroque dance and carriage rides will make you forget everyday life routine. A friendly picnic will punctuate this beautiful day!
To the delight of dancers of all levels, minuets will be set up in the aisle of the garden designed by Le Nôtre. Baroque entertainment, falconry themed Fables de la Fontaine, carriage rides and shows cape and sword enliven this eventful day! Children will not be left out, they will discover the games played during the Grand Siècle like cricket.
Throughout the day, a miniature naval fleet will be exhibited on the Grand Square mirror and come alive during naval battles to tell the "Journey of the Brave."
The contest for best costumes of the 17th century will be this year on social networks! All day, candidates will be photographed in the gardens, and photos will be posted on the Facebook page of the castle. Photos winning more 'like' will be elected as "Most beautiful costume 17th century" and representatives of the Grand Siècle Day 2015.
PS: Costume rental on site is possible, 35 euros (peasant costume) and 65 euros (marquis costume).
La journée Grand Siècle 2015
Where? Vaux le Vicomte castle
When? June 21, 2015
How much? 11€ (kids) / 11.50€ (dressed visitors) / 17.50€ (adults)