Vaux-le-Vicomte: A Private Invitation

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This comprehensive monograph is an exclusive look inside the château that inspired the design of Versailles and today continues to enchant visitors and film directors alike.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from November 2021.

ISBN: 9782081513525 Category:

Guillaume Picon

Description

Vaux-le-Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641 when infamous French Finance Minister Nicolas Fouquet, the original owner, surrounded himself with the most skilled and talented artisans of the time: the architect Louis Le Vau, the painter Charles le Brun, and the garden designer André Le Notre, to create a perfect harmony between architecture and landscape. The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its spectacular gardens fascinated Louis XIV and were the inspiration for Versailles. Classified as a historical monument since 1875 under the impetus of the owner at the time, the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte quickly became a model of the artistic genius of the seventeenth century.

This volume traces the château’s history from the seventeenth-century through the Belle Époque, World War I, and its public opening in 1968. Exclusive photography and archival documents offer unprecedented access to the château, furnishings, and gardens, and illuminate the extraordinary secrets of court life and centuries of celebrations that include the enchanting candlelit tours held today.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 24.5 x 30.5 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 23 November 2021
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Bruno Ehrs, Foreword by Alexandre de Vogüé
Dimensions 24.5 x 30.5 cm
Weight 300 g

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Guillaume Picon is a French historian, specializing in the study of institutional archives, an editor, and an exhibition curator. He is the author of Versailles: A Private Invitation (Flammarion, 2019).

Bruno Ehrs is an award-winning Swedish photographer; his work has been published in Château de Villette, Villa Balbiano, A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Chaumet.