Dazzling Paris is a miracle and with the Christmas mood and period it gets even more miraculous and mysterious. The city of lights seems to double the amount of lights and every part of it seems to encompass a small and bright fairy-tale within the Christmas fairy-tale where fairies fly and turn dreams into reality.
If you are in lovely Paris during the Christmas period, then a simple walk along the colorfully lit Parisian streets will be most enjoyable. The entire atmosphere dominating in every corner of the city despite the cold weather seems so strong that for a moment you might even get oblivious of your nationality and simply feel yourself a Parisian appreciating every effort put into the creation of this breathtaking picture. Don’t miss a walk along Champs-Elysees or in Place de La Concorde; these are two places where the illumination seems to have reached its peak.
Although sparkling Paris is our point of focus, we have decided to make an exception and lead our readers to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The distance between the French capital and the Chateau is 55 kilometers, so you will have to spend more or less 1 hour on the road. You can get there by public transport, or if you have rented a car, then even better, you will also have an opportunity to explore Maincy commune. There is also a direct shuttle from Paris by coach.
At Christmas time Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte turns into a Christmas museum with sparkling lights and themes. The first thing you will be most amazed by is the garden of the chateau. It’s so nicely decorated and appears so stunning, that you might even think of skipping the chateau. But a few more seconds and you will see that the real tale is inside the walls of the chateau.
Unique Christmas mood rules in each of the rooms of the chateau. All the rooms are decorated and each represents a different theme and decoration. There are even live chimney fires.
Note that the estate is not open all year round. This is the time to go as the estate will be open from December 25, 2013 – January 5, 2014. It is open from 10.30 am to 6 pm. The admission is not free. You will have to pay 14 Euros, and if you want your visit to be accompanied with a show, then you should take another ticket, which comes at 22 Euros.