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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

77950 Maincy, France
+33 1 64 14 41 90
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An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including Dinner and Candlelight Visit
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Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle Day Trip with Chateaubus Shuttle
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Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris
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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 6 days ago

I have always found this castle on its gardens far more beatiful and interesting historically speaking than Versailles. Ideal stop on the way to the South. Try the candle-walk visit.

Thank Gonzalo_de_Berceo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking chateau SE of Paris reached by train and free bus.Finished in 1661 by architect Fouquet in Louis IV style, it blends magnificent landscaping and interior design with the classic architecture. An audible tour is available and worthwhile. Most of the chateau including the top...More

Thank dbcof58
Reviewed 1 week ago

We purposely chose a Saturday evening to experience the dinner, candlelight tour and fireworks. Please note that you must purchase three distinct tickets from their website to do this: (1) entry to the chateau and grounds (2) dinner and (3) bus (navette) ticket to take...More

1  Thank Donald C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Instead of Versailles (which reviews indicate is very crowded) we went to the Saturday night candlelight event at Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte. Ordered tickets on line at their site. Buy BOTH the tickets to the event and the shuttle tickets back to Paris at 11:30pm. We left...More

Thank LizC62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Chateau de vaux le Vicomte via a Viator bus tour in the morning and Chateau de Fontainebleau in the afternoon. Really glad I was not driving today as it was a public holiday in France and the roads were crazy. Anyway this Chateau...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to view this fantastically restored Chateau and was amazed by the detail and style! Staff were helpful, friendly and willing to offer advise - adding to a memorable experience. Our visit included watching the 2000 plus display of candles illuminating both chateau and...More

Thank Garreg W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just imagine... Nicolas Fouquet who was the minister of finances but he was very ambitious and wanted more. Some people didn't like his attitude and complained to Louis XIV, the actual king. Although Nicolas treated the king with a dinner in this mansion, the king...More

Thank darthvaderpr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fine example of a French chateau and garden constructed at the height of opulence. The extensive gardens are really a park for strolling, with water features and sheared hedges on a gigantic scale.

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The amazing beauty of garden and the castle, which was once the inspiration for Versailles is a great family spot on a sunny day. Lunch available, but well prepared picknick neither a bad idea. The tasks and things to find out for kids allowed parental...More

Thank Pasi K
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The chateau tells us the story of a nobleman and his passion for art and collections. It generated the greed of the King which ultimately dislodged the owner of the chateau. Every object, every room of the Chateau is the witness of the lust of...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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9 April 2017|
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Response from Jean Charles D | Property representative |
fireworks Will really start at 11pm. they won't be long but intense. ideally you should be in the gardens by 10:45 pm. enjoy your visit
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