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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 1 week ago

My husband and I did a day tour with Blue Fox Tours which was marketed towards Fountainbleau Castle. As part of that tour we started our day visiting (for us stumbling across) this stunning Chateau. Wow, wow, wow. The architecture, location, placement of this chateau...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This magnificent chateau was built by Nicolas Fouquet in 1650 or so when he was the finance minister to Louis the XIV. He combined architecture, interior style and elegant gardens for this masterpiece that led to the Louis the XIV style Chateaus and of course...More

Thank Mahdeeyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've waited many years to visit Vaux-le-Vicomte - why! Maybe because it's harder to reach than some other French castles. Anyway, in a car it's so easy, parking is plentiful and free of charge - and the castle is perfect! The gardens, too! Half a...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never heard of this Château until I had the opportunity to visit it. But boy was it worth it! The place is absolutely stunning and it is plain to see why Louis XIV had its owner (Minister of Finances Fouquet) imprisoned after he...More

Thank PhilippeF1149
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a very beautiful, magnificent palace with very few visitors unfortunately. Had a very pleasant experience in this calm chateau. The interior decorations were very interesting. The lunch at the restaurant was very tasty. Overall it was an amazing experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible chateau more off the beaten path than Fountainbleau. We drove and there is ample free parking just outside the gates. Marvelous visit. One of the largest private chateau in France. One of the finest as far as period furniture in the rooms. Simpler than...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Aribaron
Reviewed October 7, 2018

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 October 2, 2018

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

1  Thank Joanne K
Reviewed September 28, 2018 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

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December 22, 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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September 12, 2017|
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Response from jcvaux | 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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April 22, 2017|
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Response from jcvaux | 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