A Day at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Event Featuring Owner Alexandre de Vogue Co-Hosted with The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

March 22, 2018 • Dallas, Texas
  • French Affaires is pleased to partner with The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture to co-host this insider’s tour of the magnificent privately-owned 17th century French castle and gardens that inspired the great chateaux of Europe, including the Palace of Versailles. Vaux-le-Vicomte’s rich history began in 1641 when France’s Finance Minister Nicolas Fouquet bought the estate and enlisted architect Louis le Vau, decorator Charles le Brun, and landscape designer Andre Le Notre to transform it into a perfect ensemble of artistic beauty and taste. King Louis XIV was so impressed that he took these designers and transformed the Chateau of Versailles into the dazzling palace it is today. Through the coordination of French Affaires Director Dr. Elizabeth New Seitz, Alexandre de Vogue, son of the owners of Vaux-le-Vicomte, will present a stunning virtual tour of “France’s best kept secret” and speak about A Day at Vaux-le-Vicomte, the beautiful volume co-authored by Alexandre and his brothers.

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  • Date

    Thursday, March 22, 2018


    Reception – 6-6:30pm; Talk and book-signing – 6:30 to 8pm


    $20 per person ($10 Dallas Institute Members, $5 Students).
    Please click here to register with The Dallas Institute.
    Telephone: 1-214-871-2440
    * The Vaux book will be available for purchase at the event. *


    The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture
    2719 Routh Street
    Dallas, Texas 75201, USA

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Photo Credit: Vaux le Vicomte private collection
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