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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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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...more
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77950 Maincy, France
+33 1 64 14 41 90
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

5 days in Paris and wanted a day trip to see the countryside. Easy train ride from Paris on “P” line, out of gare de l’Est, 1 stop, and the shuttle picks you up to take you to chateau. Shuttle driver is so sweet, singing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit and will not be our last. It's a magical place and the history is fascinating. We have been to Versailles which is majestic but Vaux has its own version of majestic but without all the crowds. I don't think many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On earlier trips to Paris, I visited Versailles and, as wonderful as that experience is, I thoroughly enjoyed visiting this chateau instead. I think we were very lucky to be travelling there in September when there were no crowds at all. In fact, there were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed our visit some 40 years since our first. The Chateau is of course as lovely as ever but there has been so much great restoration done in the intervening years. We had a delicious lunch sitting in the sun outside the...More

1  Thank anneh222
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in the summer of 2009, i believe, and were impressed enough to return with son and daughter-in-law. Fontainebleau was the reason for being in the area and if you've only time to see one, Fontainebleau should be it. That being said, the grounds...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of the most beautiful castles to visit in France. Vaux-le-Vicomte is much more intimate, cute, romantic, less crowded than Versailles, but it still represents well the richness of the French 17th century aristocracy. Stroll through the gardens, climb the stairs to the...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I visited both Versailles and Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in October of 2017. The chateau was highly recommended by Rick Steves. I'm so glad I went It was an excellent time to go to the chateau in October due to no crowds. We practically had the...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Beautiful chateau to visit, and the gardens are equally enjoyable. No crowds like Versailles. Only negative point is that, though picnics are allowed on site, the only available area is at the far end of the gardens, which is a long hike with children, or...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

What a glorious property and such a rich history inside its walls. The restored rooms are stunning and the wonderful media guide provided a great narrative to explain the fascinating history of the house. We took the train out from Paris early one morning after...More

1  Thank Hockessinstorm43
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

It’s beautiful and worth a visit if you drive from Paris to Burgundy but honestly think it’s a little overpriced tho... Nice garden and lots of birds Not really can beat Fontainebleau but really great place. I was really curious about Andre De Notre work...More

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23 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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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