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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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77950 Maincy, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I began our annual anniversary celebration trip by spending three nights in Fontainebleau as a base to visit chateaux in region, ones we had not visited during a prior visit to the Loire Valley. We definitely are glad we included the Chateau...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vaux le Vicomte is everything that Versaille is not but could be. The Chateau is furnished in period pieces or reproductions, so you get a real sense of how the lived all those centuries ago as well as learning the history of the place and...More

Thank 1SGTommy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Vaux le Vicomte on one of the candlelight evenings. Despite a bit of rain, the grounds of the chateau were still lovely and looked magical under starlight and covered in candles. The fireworks were also better than expected! As the nicer on-site restaurant...More

1  Thank mmkloet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an effort to avoid the crowds at Versailles, my husband and I chose to stop here while traveling south from Paris instead. We were not disappointed. The chateau and gardens were beautiful! The history of the chateau is quite interesting too. We also enjoyed...More

1  Thank 101LovetoTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a tour of the Chateau with my daughters. It was time and money well spent. After being disappointed with the crowds at Versailles, this was just what I needed. This chateau was the inspiration for Versailles, and it is quiet, beautiful and lots...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle is very nice to visit, explanations are good and the gardens are well-maintained. The self-service restaurant on-site is very good.

1  Thank Mark v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is 19:30 on a warm July evening. The Chateau is lit and surrounded by candles. Vaux Le Vicomte made King Louis XVI so jealous that created Versailles by using the same architect, landscape designer, and gardener. Vicomte was thrown in prison. I have been...More

2  Thank few_xiaoxiao
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for a picnic in the gardens, meanwhile our car (was broken into, as were 3 other cars! According to a local woman at the police station in Melun, this happens all the time.

2  Thank credshaw64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vaux-le-Vicomte has become one of my favorite excursions from Paris; I love the train ride combined with the chateau bus and the ability to see some of the beautiful French country side. This time, I took the bus to the end of the line and...More

4  Thank laberma
Reviewed 8 August 2017

After Versailles, the grounds are lackluster, and the house is not well kept or particularly interesting. Shuttle bus runs not quite often enough, so we took an uber back from chateau to train station. Nothing for kids to do - no boats, no bikes, etc.More

Thank Ann L
Jean Charles D, Responsable relations publiques at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Dear Visitor, As you might know, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a private estate, managed by a family. The entirety of the revenues raised (price ticket, audioguides, the dôme…) are directly invested in the restauration and preservation of this French historical heritage. The estate budget...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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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
13 April 2017|
Response from Jean Charles D | Property representative |
Hello, there is a shuttle everyday from the train station Verneuil l'Etang if you take the train from Paris Gare de l'est. the cost of the shuttle round trip for a day visit is 10€. Can be 25€ if you take the round trip... More
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