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CANCELLED : Historical costumes and film settings

Hosted by the Consul of the Paris Travel Addicts Group
Sports & Leisure
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 21 Oct 09:30 - 19:00

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Spanning nearly Protected content (1,235 acres), the Vaux-le-Vicomte estate forms a unique ensemble.  Fruit of Nicolas Fouquet’s bold vision, it is a living testament to France’s ‘Grand Siècle’, the 17th century.

Vaux-le-Vicomte invites you to explore behind the scenes of the best-known films and movies shot at the château. Visitors will have the chance to see the costumes from the series, a projection of the most beautiful scenes, a reconstruction of a films set, as well as techniques from the professionals of the silver screen, through new activities and exhibitions.

A look over films made at the Château … in posters!
Plunging you into the world of cinema as soon as you step through the door, the filmography of the estate will be on review in an exhibition of more than twenty giant posters of films and television series. Many of the greatest French and international actors have walked the grounds of Nicolas Fouquet’s estate: it has been our privilege to welcome Roger Moore, Sophie Marceau, Leonardo Di Caprio, Gérard Depardieu, Uma Thurman, Christian Clavier, John Malkovitch, Monica Belluci, Kirsten Dunst, Guillaume Canet, Fabrice Luchini, Lorànt Deutsch, and many others….

An insider’s look at films shot at the château
Rediscover some of the most memorable moments from recent films shot here, in screenings and the recreation of a film set in a state room. Scenes from the television series Versailles and the film Raid Dingue by Dany Boon will feature among them.

An exhibition of costumes from the series Versailles*
– designed by Madeline Fontaine
An exhibition of costumes from the series Versailles will transport you into a world of refinement and exceptional savoir-faire. Designed by Madeline Fontaine, the costumes of Louis XIV (George Blagden), his family and his court are marvelous illustrations of how each bead and square of embroidery counts in bedazzling viewers and recreating the sumptuous clothing of the 17th century. The exhibition, which includes more than twenty costumes from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts of the series, is on display in the state apartments.
Spectacular Special FX
On the lower ground floor, an exclusive video will present the different phases and techniques used to make the most sensational Special FX possible, such as the explosion of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte in Raid Dingue, Dany Boon’s latest film! Aurélie Lajoux, supervisor of the film, narrates a video explaining how special effects are done.