Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Grand Salon

Today we’ll wrap up our visit to Vaux-le-Vicomte with a quick stop in the Grand Salon. This large room is the château’s central point, from which the rest of the elaborately decorated rooms spread out from. The domed ceiling rises 18 metres above the ground and sprawling surface area of 400 square metres. I think […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Life Downstairs

Life upstairs at Vaux-le-Vicomte was fancy and picture perfect, and it took hard work from the staff to make it appear effortless. Much of the behind the scenes work was done downstairs.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Tapestries & Cabinets

I shared a post a few days ago which featured a few of the smaller details that make Vaux-le-Vicomte a treat to visit. Today I’ll focus on some of the larger ones; striking tapestries and ornately designed cabinets. Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians. Stay safe! Bonne journée! Marla

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Other Fancy Bedrooms

Yesterday we looked at the gorgeous room made especially for King Louis XIV. It’s not the only beautifully decorated bedroom at the château though, and today we’ll take a look at some of the others.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, A Bedroom Fit for a King

If you recall my first post in this series featuring Vaux-le-Vicomte, you might remember my mentioning that Nicolas Fouquet was Superintendent of Finances under King Louis XIV. So when Fouquet had Vaux-le-Vicomte built, he made sure to include a beautiful bedroom for the young King to enjoy during his visits to the château. Unfortunately for […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Checkerboard Floor

I love a good floor, including a checkerboard. I usually associate them with kitchens, so it was a nice surprise to find one in such an elaborately decorated room of this beautiful château. Bonne journée! Marla

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Thursday Doors – Maincy

This week we’re in Maincy, at Vaux-le-Vicomte, again. I love this door and its surround. It feels to me that great things are on the other side. Like a magical world full pastries, strong tea, soft music and lots and lots of fluffy kittens. Bonne journée! Marla Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, It’s in the Details

It can be a bit overwhelming wandering through a French château. There’s usually so much going on around you that it starts to feel like your eyes might just fall out of your head. It’s so easy to miss the little details amongst the grandeur.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Desks

During this global pandemic, I’ve been fortunate to continue working. Of course, my computer set up looks very different here at home with a makeshift table set up as my desk.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Room with All the Gold

I’ve completely lost track of what each room is at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Normally I can find the information in brochures I’ve held onto and bulk it up with help from online. Unfortunately I can’t find any papers in my stash and details for Vaux-le-Vicomte online are limited.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, The Dining Room

The fanciest of dining rooms I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating in have been at nice restaurants or hotels. At the time, I marveled at the decor of each location. But none of them could compare to sitting down for dinner in the dining room at Vaux-le-Vicomte. Just imagine being a guest here. Where […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Looking Up

I took a lot of photos during my visit to Vaux-le-Vicomte. Of course I did. So many, in fact, that I’m feeling a little overwhelmed with where to start. I have decided that looking up is as good of a place as any, and am sharing an assortment of ceiling photos. If I’ve learned anything […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte – Dome with a View

Located at the back of the Chateau is an impressive dome that towers above you at an height of 25 metres. Climbing to its top provides a 360° view around the expansive estate. In order to climb the tower, I had to pay an additional 3€ at it’s entrance. The woman collecting money looked down […]

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Thursday Doors – Maincy

This week we’re in Maincy, France at the fantastic Vaux-le-Vicomte estate. The door I’m sharing is pretty cute – made even more attractive by its surroundings.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte

Regular readers of MOTM will be familiar with my love of French chateaux. Rich history, lavish decor and manicured grounds .. it’s not difficult to see why I’m a fan. Today marks the beginning of my Vaux-le-Vicomte series, starting with the buildings’ striking exteriors’.

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Mr. Burned Corn

Dr. Bonnie Henry, the British Columbia Officer of Public Health, announced today that we’re looking at another month of COVID-19 related restrictions. I can deal with that. Another month of staying home except for quick trips out for more essentials, or for sanity breaks in the fresh air – it’s important and necessary.

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Paris – #POTD

Today’s post is brought to you from the gorgeous chateau, Vaux-le-Vicomte. An easy trip from Paris, I highly recommend a visit if you get the chance. I spent a good chunk of my day exploring before hopping back on the train and heading for the picturesque medieval town of Provins.

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