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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Address: 77950 Maincy, France
Phone Number: 33164144190
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 (on Saturdays from may to beginning of october)Easy access by train or by bus from paris.

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One of two chateaus we saw on a Viator tour

Had never heard of Vaux le Vicomte, but it was really amazing. Very well preserved - easy to follow tour. Beautiful ground. The place was used as a hospital during WWI and they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had never heard of Vaux le Vicomte, but it was really amazing. Very well preserved - easy to follow tour. Beautiful ground. The place was used as a hospital during WWI and they were having a centennial exhibit. You can rent a golf cart to tour the gardens

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Never seen that in my life, such sumptuously decorated Christmas trees and decorations! I thought it was just a castle like any other, but not when you are visiting during Christmas!

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a beautiful chateau and especially festive at Christmas. The rooms were decorated brilliantly and there was even a big ferris wheel in the grand entrance. The garden is beautiful and it is the precursor to the gardens at Versailles. A walk through the peaceful gardens and along the canal takes about an hour and is well worth it.... More 

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Vaux-le vicomte starts its special xmas event from the last weekend of december every year. Although it is far away from the SNCF that you must take a taxi (visit by public transport), but it totally worth! Imagine these magical xmas decoration in a historical castle! I feel like falling into a fairy tale! Such an amazing and impressive visit.

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Lomita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I loved the Dartagnan connection. I also recommend seeing the movie Vatel before you go. Love the history of the Chateau and the family. The gardens are magnificent. Get there in time to see it both in daylight and at night. We took the train from Paris. Then a bus takes you from the train station right to the Chateau.... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We have visited this jewel of France three times in the last two years. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a lesson in history, aesthetics, architecture, landscape design, decoration and 21st century communication. The collaboration of artists, who established a higher level of environmental art that ultimately revolutionized French vision is breathtaking. The scale that encourages walking the spaces both within the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

it was really special. The dinner was great, the service was good and the fireworks at the end were a nice way to end the evening. The candels that covered the castle and the garden were creating a nice athmosphere

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

A beautiful castle, full of French history. After Versailles, it's the best place to visit around Paris.

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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

the place is so beautiful, quiet and chill. we had good time there relaxing in the afternoon and when it comes to the evening with all the candle lightened, its just fabulous and incredibly romantic.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

There is a line of people in the beginning waiting to be seated. They seated us first come, first serve. So, I would recommend arriving early. The service was excellent! Initially, I was nervous about the language barrier but our server spoke english perfectly. The food was phenomenal! My boyfriend and I ordered the filet...the BEST filet we have ever... More 

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