The permanent lighting scheme must be unusual and emphasise the magnificence and beauty of the site


The distinguished illumination of the castle and the avenue of plane trees creates a surprisingly dynamic light scene in harmonious and poetic colours. The central avenue of light-coloured gravel, lined with carefully trimmed hedges and large, century-old trees, is revealed by reverse lights in a shade adapted to the various plant species. The silhouette of the building and the outline of the sphinges are illuminated by projections of “wired and textured” lights in warm tones, with a motif reminiscent of the design of the label on the estate’s wine bottles, while respecting the architecture.


Lighting concept: Les Éclairagistes Associés
Project development: Raphaël Jayol, Joseph Frey
Client: Domaine de Château Margaux
Partners / Manufactuers: Soliled | Opticalight | We-Ef | Bega | GVA
Installers: Eiffage Énergie – Aquitaine, Estrade TP
Photo credits: LEA – Joseph Frey
Localisation: Margaux-Cantenac, department of Gironde (33), France