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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Address: 77950 Maincy, France
Phone Number: 01-64-14-41-90
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Description: Vaux le Vicomte is the creation of three men brought together by Nicolas...
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 and fireworks(on Saturdays from may to beginning of october)Easy access by train or by bus from paris.
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Beautiful Chateau And Garden

What a gem! Beautiful chateau belonging to Louis xiv minister of finance. audio guide was good. What I enjoyed about this is you get all the beauty, history and art etc but not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What a gem! Beautiful chateau belonging to Louis xiv minister of finance. audio guide was good. What I enjoyed about this is you get all the beauty, history and art etc but not the constant crowds like Versailles. The gardens are beautiful and really enjoyed having lunch on the grounds at the cafe/restaurant. Not to be missed!! Nice gift shop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Cheaper than CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES, fabulous Dream of 17th century castel with marvelous french garden . Get to the top of the roof , incredible vue 360 degrees around the proprety.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A great visit; the chateau is great, the gardens are just outstanding - leave yourself loots of time to wander round Extremely helpful staff, and the restaurant is really good and also good value - unusually so for an attraction

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The chateau is the largest privately owned in France and is tremendous for the architecture and gardens. The approach to the chateau itself is very picturesque - with tree-lined roadway that simply oozes history. The real beauty for us was the gardens - which is probably on a par with Versailles. Note that unlike Versailles and Fontainebleau, you will have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Love Versailles and Fountainbleau but this could be my favorite.All three are magnificent and it is amazing to me that they are not more restored . This at least has golf carts for rent so you can cover the enormous grounds. I recommend that you rent one unless you really like walking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Probably best known for the marriage of basketball player Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, we were there for a business dinner. Venue had staff dressed in period garb. Food was amazing; service was very good. The Chateau was the inspiration for Versailles. I would highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's good to be the (treasurer to) King. The Palace is in great repair for being so old. Fantastic decor and insight into the wealth of the monarchy. Take the Dome tour, unless you're scared of heights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We really enjoyed our visit to Vaux le Vicomte - we took a bus tour to visit as had heard that the train / taxi or intermittent bus from station can be hard work. It was considerably more expensive but with limited time and a penchant for a stress free snooze on the coach it was very appealing. The chateau... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We usually go there twice a year, for Eastern eggs hunting and Christmas. The eggs hunting is very well organized by age so every kids get their chocolate... and adults too. Our sons, 4 and 6, just love it. Then the gardens offer plenty to look at, count a good 1h30min for the trip to Hercule's statue which let's you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just 45 minutes out of the city (you can rent a car from Hertz in the Louvre), you can visit a very historic and beautiful Chateau. We ate in the cafeteria and it was very good. I believe there was also a sit down restaurant and a seasonal outdoor cafe in the gardens. The gardens are remarkable and you can... More 

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