The building that sparked a king’s jealousy and the downfall of its owner, Vaux-le-Vicomte is a superb example of French Classical design. Built for Nicolas Fouquet, Minister of Finance for Louis XIV, the chateau is the creation of the great design team of Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and Andre Le Notre, who would later create the palace of Versailles in an interesting turn of fate.
This is the third lecture in the four-part series, "Tales of France: A History of the Great Chateaux." Click Here for more information on the series.
A wine and cheese reception will be held before each lecture at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $25 per lecture. Click Here to purchase tickets, or call 847-0295, ext. 115, for more information.
This lecture series is generously sponsored by Marianne Wolfensberger-Jarzombek.