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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
+33 1 64 14 41 90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank foodie2320
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Paul Z
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

1  Thank Southernman72
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

2  Thank GeorgeFromSingapore
Reviewed 19 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

2  Thank Traveltubbies
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The same architect and artisans that constructed Versailles built this 17th c. masterpiece for Nicholas Fouquet, a former Superintendent of Finances to Louis XIV. Supposedly, Fouquet was jailed for life and the property seized when the King attended a lavish event there and was angered...More

Thank jrknyc
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I was here alone, towards the end of their season. There were only a few other guests visiting the Chateau, and very few people are working there other than at check in and the gift shop. So basically, I was roaming around a castle all...More

Thank Murat D
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Even though it was cold and slightly rainy, we loved our visit here. Beautiful Chateau with a very interesting history. We highly recommend it.

Thank akamauu
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Wonderful experience in the fall when fewer people. Extraordinary setting : outside rambling gardens(possible to walk around or visit by golf cart) originally designed by LeNôtre bordered on either side by woods with gardens beds, hedges, fountains, ponds, a moat (where fish pop up begging...More

Thank carla N
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I have to admit that I'm slightly obsessed with the TV show "Versailles" so I was completely fangirl-ing when I found out that a lot of the museum is dedicated to this TV show (as it's filmed here). They do make a big deal out...More

1  Thank lillydarlingg
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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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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