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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 today via mobile

The Chateau and grounds are stunning and extensive. The house is 100s of years old so don’t expect mint restoration everywhere. Really best to just accept the patina and glory of craftsmanship particularly the amazing ceilings. If you intend to walk the length of the...More

Thank John S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our French friends organised this fantastic day out which started with a tour of the gardens in the afternoon (golf buggies are available to hire if needed as the gardens are extensive) followed by dinner in the Chateau. Then an atmospheric tour of the Chateau...More

Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a tragedy that Nicolas Fouquet was unable to enjoy the grand chateau and gardens that he created here, having been falsely accused of misuse of state finances and imprisoned by Louis XIV soon after their completion, as they really are stunning and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent chateau. Rent the audio tour--it is excellent. Also, it is well worth the price of renting a golf cart rather than walking the extensive grounds. Disappointed when we left, though. The restaurant was closing, and only had bread and beverages were left. When we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A highlight of our trip to Paris was our day trip to this lovely Chateau. On a Saturday at the height of the tourist season, it was nearly deserted all morning. Spectacular grounds. We did not stay for the candlelight dinner and left just as...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent most of the day at this chateau. Free parking is directly in front of the chateau. We toured the chateau first and took the audio tour. Lots of history and the story of the chateau. Next were the gardens. It was so hot...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing time at this estate! About an hour outside of Paris, this was a perfect evening excursion. The inspiration for Versailles, the Chateau is a way better experience, in my opinion. It's far less crowded than Versailles, so you actually have the...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2018

I visited as part of a tour group, but unfortunately we only had a few hours here, not long enough to see everything, it covers a large area. We thought about the house, but it would have taken up most of them time, as you...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is the third time we went out to the Chateau - this time we took friends for the dinner and candlelight experience. They thought it was magical and a highlight of their trip and it certainly will be for anyone. We took the Parisvision...More

1  Thank Louvain71
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The Chateau itself is a marvel, a Versailles 1.0. The gardens were a blueprint for Versailles, meticulous, sprawling yet elegant. We toured the estate without a guide and loved it. Amazing rooms, furniture, features. History explained in French and often in English on signs. Don’t...More

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Mayfair_64
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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Kok Hoong F
September 12, 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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SheKatya
April 22, 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
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