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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

77950 Maincy, France
+33 1 64 14 41 90
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Vaux le Vicomte is the creation of three men brought together by Nicolas Fouquet, Louis 14th's finance minister, the landcape architect Andre le Nôtre, the architect Louis le Vau and the painter-decorator Charles le Brun. The perfect harmony between architecture and landscape is the result of their collaborative genius. From its unveiling at the famous fête of august 17th, 1661, Vaux le Vicomte aroused the envy of the Sun King and became the model that inspired the whole of Europe, including Versailles.Vaux le Vicomte can be visited during the day or at night with 2000 candles (on Saturdays from may to beginning of october)Easy access by train or by bus from paris.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads of history, superb gardens and great rooms. Audio guide was very informative. Visit to the dome is worth it at 3 euros. Great place for taking pictures.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’ve already been to Versailles, Vaux-Le-Vicomte is worth a visit. The chateau and gardens are spectacular and were the inspiration for Versailles. I recommend the audio guide which goes over the history of the estate and the inside of the chateau. The MAJOR frustrations:...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought 2-3 hours would be sufficient to visit - what a mistake! We did not do all the things mentioned by other reviewers. The chateau was built by Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV's finance minister and a patron of the arts, but after giving a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I currently live in Paris and went here with visitors, who’d read about this chateau. I was a bit unsure about transport (one needs to catch a shuttle from a stop on the line to Provins) and value for cost. In fact, the transport piece...More

4  Thank Jon A
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We did this tour as an evening side trip on an Insight Tour and it was wonderful. To see this beautiful chateau's garden paths lit up with hundreds of candles was truly memorable. The interior has also been lovingly restored and refurbished (Louis confiscated nearly...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This chateau is stunning and was the inspiration for the construction of Versailles and the propaganda behind the making of the Sun KIng Louis XIV. The history of the chateau and the man behind it is fascinating and touching. He was a true patron of...More

5  Thank foodie2320
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I took a day to go out to Vaux Le Vicomte to see the initial inspiration for Versailles. The train left from Gare De L'Est and was very clean and fast. A trip worth taking. Louis XIV visited this Chateaux in 1661 and was confronted...More

3  Thank Paul Z
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

We went here because Versailles was closed by a strike. The substitute was as wonderful as its larger cousin. A do not miss attraction. by the way the gift shop has something for everybody, we made amy pirchases for the grandchildren

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is more than just another chateau. The mystery surrounding its funding, the intrigues of Colbert and Louis XIV, the strange outcome of Fouquet's conviction make this place a "living" piece of history. The magnificent rooms, paintings and decorations are a showpiece of the elite's...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

The chateau was simply magnificent, from the architecture to the grandoise interior and beautiful garden. We were there when the Christmas displays were on and they were so extravagant and out of this world when set up in the many lavish rooms. Totally awesome and...More

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Mayfair_64
22 December 2017|
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Response from Donald C | Reviewed this property |
Great questions! If you check the Chateau's website (can't include the lnik here) it will provide directions for taking the train from Gare de l'Est to Verneuil l’Etang . From there, the Chateau's bus will pick you up and... More
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Kok Hoong F
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jean Charles D | Property representative |
Hi Gonzalo, the french style gardens have been designed in order to have the same look all year round.That is why you won't see too many flowers. Of course in december no more flowers. However, at Vaux le Vicomte, you will... More
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SheKatya
22 April 2017|
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Response from Jean Charles D | Property representative |
Bonjour, Yes you can take the train from Paris Gare de L'est to Verneuil l'Etang ( line P, there is a train every hour) and after 30 minutes ride, step down at Verneuil L'Etang ( first stop). Ther a shuttle bus will take... More
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