Tag Archives: Vaux-le-Vicomte

Un Feu d’artifice

Un feu d’artifice (uhn fuh dar-tea-feese) means fireworks. It’s literally “a trick fire.” The above photo wasn’t taken at a New Year’s celebration, but rather on a warm July night at the château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Meilleur vœux to you and yours. … Continue reading

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Élysée

Here’s a new event to add to your list of what to do while in Paris. In a suitably populist move for a Socialist, French President François Hollande has opened the gardens of his official residence, the Élysée Palace on … Continue reading

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Parterre

At the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club 40th Annual Decorator Show House two beautiful rooms were based upon very large photos or art reproductions for a major part of the design punch. Le Bureau Privé, by Raji Radhakrishnan / … Continue reading

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Avoir les dents longues

While a visit to Versailles may be an obligatory rite of passage when in France, a visit to the château Vaux-le-Vicomte on the outskirts of Paris is infinitely more pleasurable.  This 17th century gem was built by Nicolas Fouquet, the Superintendant … Continue reading

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Il faut cultiver notre jardin

Landscape architect André Le Nôtre was born on March 12, 1613 but his influence on the layout of Paris and the most important gardens of France is still felt almost four hundred years later.  The formal style of gardens you … Continue reading

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