A Chateau Christmas

I had read about the Christmas lights and decorations at the Vaux le Vicomte which is a chateau not too far from Paris. We took a train and then a bus and were quickly there. I had visited here years ago. It is really lovely.

We had a quick meal before touring the chateau. There were paintings all over the restaurant of beloved hunting dogs, like these two.

There were decorations set up in the stables too like this one.

The entrance to the chateau all decorated for Christmas. As it got dark the front was also lit up in red but we had to catch the bus back to the train station so I didn’t get a good photo.

A painting of the trial that took place when Fouquet, the owner of the Vaux le Vicomte was found guilty of using the money from France’s treasury to build his chateau and the very famous grounds which Louis XIV copied when building Versailles. ┬áHe probably wasn’t guilty but was framed by a jealous cohort but ended up spending the rest of his life in prison.

A Hansel and Gretel theme for the Christmas decorations.

A little wildlife seen amongst the trees.

A magnificent roof in one room over Christmas trees.

Lobsters as Christmas decorations in the kitchen.

Copper pots in the kitchen. Beautiful but lots of upkeep to keep them shiny.