A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
A Day at Chí¢teau de Vaux-le-Vicomte Hardcover – September 8, 2015
Alexandre de Vogí¼é (Author), Jean-Charles de Vogí¼é (Author), Ascanio de Vogí¼é (Author), Bruno Ehrs (Photographer)
An insider’s tour of the magnificent seventeenth-century castle and gardens, conceived by Le Vau, Le Brun, and Le Ní´tre, that inspired the great chí¢teaux of Europe. Vaux le Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641, when infamous finance minister Nicolas Fouquet bought the estate and enlisted architect Louis Le Vau, decorator Charles Le Brun, and garden designer André Le Ní´tre to transform it into a lavish residence. His extravagance piqued Louis XIV’s jealousy, and he was thrown into prison for mishandling funds. The chí¢teau inspired the design of Versailles and was later home to the great chef Vatel, who famously died for his art.
This volume traces the chí¢teau’s history from the seventeenth century through the Belle í‰poque, World War I, and its public opening in 1968. Exclusive photography and archival documents offer unprecedented access to the chí¢teau, furnishings, and gardens, and illuminate the extraordinary secrets of court life and centuries of celebrations that include the enchanting candlelit tours held today.
Alexandre de Vogí¼é, Jean-Charles de Vogí¼é andAscanio de Vogí¼é are brothers who together manage the Vogí¼é family estate. In 2012, they began to successfully develop a range of business ventures at the Vaux le Vicomte chí¢teau. Alexandre, Jean-Charles and Ascanio are fifth generation members of the de Vogí¼é family.
Bruno Ehrs is a lifestyle and architectural photographer based in Stockholm, Sweden. His photographs have been featured in over twenty solo exhibitions and have appeared in numerous magazines and books, including One Savile Row (Flammarion 2014). He has also published several art volumes of his work.
- A Day at
- 192 pages
- Flammarion; Box edition (September 8, 2015)