The owners of the 17th-century French palace, Vaux-le-Vicomte, were looted on Thursday. The robbers reportedly tied up the people present in the palace. According to the report, the robbers ransacked the palace and fled over € 2 million or more than $15 million. However, the police have not told which family was present in the palace at the time of the robbery.
The chateau was built in 1661 by Louis 14th Finance Minister Nicholas Fouquet but was arrested on charges of misuse of public funds. He was granted life imprisonment and deported to his wife. So the emperor then allegedly seized the palace and transferred his most precious artifacts and other objects to Versailles.
Alfred Sommier got the place in 1875 though a grand auction. The sommelier’s grandson was then given it as a gift at his wedding. Where it was opened to the public again in 1968. It’s in his three sons ‘ hands. Please tell that later this palace was also given for film shooting.
The palace and its grounds are used by at least 13 production houses. It has become a prized venue for celebrity wedding parties. According to reports, at least 35 craftsmen were sent from Mumbai to erect the pavilion in the palace’s vast gardens. A large reception hall, which was pink in color, was also built.