Vaux-le-Vicomte makes its cinema: relive the shooting of your favourite films

From 22 September to 4 November 2018, the famous castle in Seine-et-Marne hosts the second edition of "Vaux-le-Vicomte fait son cinéma". Animations, exhibitions and helicopter, the model of the Palace of Versailles plays the grand dukes.
Vaux-le-vicomte - Photo Wikimedia Commons by Jebulon, Le Vau as architect

La Folie des grandeurs, Marie Antoinette, Molière, The Man in the Iron Mask and Moonraker, great films involve a great set. And what could be better than the castle that served as a model for Versailles, the most famous of them all? More than 70 films have been shot in Vaux-le-Vicomte and are now an integral part of the history of this splendid estate.

The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte was built between 1656 and 1661 by Nicolas Fouquet, then superintendent of finance of the Sun King. He had Fouquet arrested a few weeks before the completion of the works and resumed the idea of architecture and gardens to order the famous Palace of Versailles. Ironically, Vaux-le-Vicomte is now used as the setting for the Versailles series.

During the event, the castle hosts an exhibition of posters and objects from the filming of Moonraker, as well as the helicopter used for the 1979 film. The organisers were able to meet the James Bond Girl in the film, Corinne Cléry – Corinne Dufour in the feature film – for a small photo session, but also the receptionist of the Venini glass factory played by Irka Bochenko and Blanche Ravalec, interpreter of Dolly.

In addition to this exhibition dedicated to the most famous secret agent, the château also shows the backstage of films shot 50 years ago, when the estate was opened to the public, with the arrival of Orson Welles in particular.

Have you always wanted to participate in a film shoot? Nothing is impossible thanks to the virtual reality and 360° immersive experience offered by the event organizers. Thanks to this technology, you will take the place of the main actor of a movie during a duel of musketeers scene.

Costumes, discovery of the cinema professions, conferences, competitions, your visit to Vaux-le-Vicomte, in this historic castle, will take you to the confines of the past, whether through the premises or through the various activities on offer. Lights, engine, action!

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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