Easter at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

One of the best-kept secrets in France is the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. I’ve already expressed how much I enjoy visiting the château in a previous post, but it really is an unforgettable experience.
For our second visit to the château, we participated in their Easter festivities, namely a huge scavenger hunt through the gardens that led us “around the world” to see how different countries celebrate the holiday.
There were giant blue Easter eggs all around the grounds. London loved them and kept asking me to take pictures of her next to them.

This time we didn’t go inside the château, but they had different artists come and decorate giant Easter eggs that looked very beautiful online. There was even an opportunity to win a giant chocolate squirrel!

The chocolate squirrel was 1 meter tall!

The Easter event took place for a few days around the holiday and the château had everything well-organized. When we bought our tickets, we got a little booklet with the different clues and little facts that would lead us from place to place in the gardens. It was a great thing for London to look at while we walked around.

We met up with a family from Aaron’s MBA program and had a wonderful time hanging out with them!

The Yamada family

At each stop, a different country would be highlighted and there would either be an activity for the kids to participate in, live music for us to enjoy, or fun information about the county.

Some of the specific ones that I remember were having the kids roll an egg down the hill (for Germany and the U.K.), catching an egg out of the water with a net (for Quebec), and listening to some wonderful music from Ukraine. Ukraine even had a neat little booth set up where we could buy little decorated eggs and also had a pretty tree all decorated for the holiday.

Such a pretty little tree (decorated from the Ukraine group)
Catching Easter eggs (Quebec)

It was a very nice walk around the grounds and the weather was fantastic! Eventually the scavenger hunt had us loop back around and led us towards the back entrance of the château. We made our last stop where we were rewarded with a bag of Belgian chocolates, one for each person in the group.

It was yet another wonderful day at Château Vaux-le-Vicomte. We ate lunch again at the restaurant here and everything tasted great (again) and the servers were very nice – they brought out a booster seat for London without us ever having to ask or search for one.

We also loved hanging out with our friends! It was so much fun spending the day together and hopefully we can get together again soon!

For more information, check out:
http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/

And to see more beautiful photos of this château, check out their Instagram page!

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