Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Become a Friend of this masterpiece of the French 17th century, and become an ambassador of this exceptional historic site.
The International Friends of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a charitable fund set up in February 2012. MISSION STATEMENT The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is one of France's most treasured institutions, celebrated for its art historical, architectural, and botanical importance and the devoted stewardship of its owners.
The magnificent Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte was
constructed from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of
finances for Louis XIV.
It was the first large-scale collaboration
between the three major 17th-century figures in architecture, interior
decoration, and landscape design: Charles Le Brun, Charles Le Brun, André
Owned by the de Vogüé family since
1875, each successive generation has devoted themselves to its
The Mission Statement of this fund is to bring together a devoted community of supporters, who together with the de Vogüé family, safeguard the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte through the preservation of its architecture, art, and gardens and promote the chateau's legacy and profound contributions to the arts. This statement of purpose has guided the château for over 47 years, since Count Patrice de Vogüé, current owner, transformed the family home into a museum open to the public in 1968. OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN Discover A return to the source , our capital campaign to revive the Waterworks in the Le Nôtre's garden. CLICK HERE YOUR GIFT Vaux-le-Vicomte is a privately-owned historic monument with French non-profit (charitable) status. Your donation goes directly toward the restoration of the chateau and gardens. I personally express my sincere and warmest gratitude for your support! Alexandre de Vogüé www.vaux-le-vicomte.com Contact : Guillaume Housse, Assistant Director of Development firstname.lastname@example.org +33 6 67 90 51 40