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{travel | château de vaux-le-vicomte, maincy, france}

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. . . just 55 kilometres southeast of paris, near melun, and in maincy, lies a baroque french château, vaux-le-vicomte, one of the places shall always love best; a favourite parisian cousin drove us there one magnificently cloudy day, past tree-lined and winding country roads, old stone churches and fields of crimson poppies, past tiny cafés in picturesque villages, and when we finally arrived, it was utterly breathtaking . . .

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[as always, more below] x


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. . . built by nicolas fouquet between 1656 and 1661, le château de vaux-le-vicomte includes the work of three artists: louis le vau as architect, charles le brun as decorator, and andre le notre as landscaper; as the story goes, the château's magnificence was said to have incurred the jealously of the king louis xiv, who built the château de versailles to be even grander, although it is believed that his inspiration was based heavily on vaux-le-vicomte . . .

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. . . and since our photographs still lie trapped in a camera somewhere, was positively thrilled to happen upon these and be brought back to that beautifully cloudy day in june, just outside of paris . . .

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{p.s.} more images : the grand salon or rotunda // the gardens // salon d'hercules


{images: all photography by ♫ ♪ zoomy on flickr; extra images via paris1972}

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liisa [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Such beautiful visual architect!love france

Design is... All in the Detail [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Just found your blog and it is love at first sight! Beautiful - I am your newest follower! Have a lovely Monday. See you soon!

The enchanted home [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wow. Just wow. Totally breathtaking, makes me weak at the knees, could hit me over with a feather kind of beautiful.

Whitney Cosgrave [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

wow, so beautiful. I have the travel bug BADLY!

Karena [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Such a wondrous site to behold. I would love to see images of the interior as well.

xoxo

Karena
Art by Karena

Ann On and On... [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Just the idea of my feet some day walking on that ground makes today brighter. Dreaming big...ending up in wonderland.

SoulsFireDesigns [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness, what a breathtakingly beautiful place! Thank you for sharing!

Rachel Marlena Stevens [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

So beautiful - I love it!

Stacee at Darling Kichaa [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Could it be anywhere but France?! So gorgeous.

Aja Lake [the gold hat.] [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

beyond beautiful! xx

Lauren [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Makes me want to hop on a plane and head to Paris tout de suite! What lovely images to take me away from my desk on a Monday!

Beth from Trés Bien Ensemble [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

So very lovely! It's on our list of possible wedding venues for this year :)

Makeup Morsels [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hm, I think I can see why King Louis XIV would have been jealous :) I hope I can visit one day.

Iconiclook.com [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Wish I could live there for a summer...

Mavie [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

This was fantastic. The photographs captured the beauty of the chateau beautifully.

Alexa [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Oh my goodness...it's so incredibly elegant!

Niki MyScandinavianHome [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

How beautiful and romantic! I have just found your blog and will definitely be stopping by regularly from now on! :)

The Caledonian Mining Expedition Company [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

How intensely glorious...

christina @greige [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I am putting this on my list for next time! It looks so beautiful!

Best,
Christina

SomeKindOfStyle [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I just adore this old castles ... how romantic! x

Elissa [Reply] said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

One of my favorite chateaux in all of France!

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