Postcards from Paris: {Vaux Le Vicomte}

For our first few rendez-vous’ M. Boisserie would take me to the neighbouring castles outside of Paris. Vaux le Vicomte had been on my mind for quite some time before and after Fontainebleau, mainly because of its interesting history and baroque style. Essentially the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte inspired the development of Versailles in a rather dramatic and ruthless way. Though smaller scaled than Versailles, Vaux le Vicomte is still grand and glorious with its elaborate and elegant rooms and incredibly precise clean-cut jardins.
I don’t tire from chateau visits. Yes, there are moments when the decadence seems like a bit much, but if you can zoom in on a detail, like the sun pouring in on the parquet floors and highlighting the subdued-toned chintz wallpaper, I’d like to think that the life of royalty would have some humble charms.

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