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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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We came to Chateau Vaux le Vicomte as a daytrip from Paris by train/taxi for the candlelight evening. The train ride was easy but unfortunately we arrived just after 1 shuttle was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We came to Chateau Vaux le Vicomte as a daytrip from Paris by train/taxi for the candlelight evening. The train ride was easy but unfortunately we arrived just after 1 shuttle was scheduled (it apparently didnt run anyway!) but 1.5hrs before next so had to catch a more expensive taxi (BEWARE of unofficial taxi drivers who hunt around the train... More 

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encino, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We spent our time there during candlelight nights. This is on Saturday night from 7:00pm when they place thousands of candles all around the park. You can visit the grounds, massive and fantastic, eat dinner, visit the palace and get fireworks! I highly recommend this! You will require reservations for the seated dinner, but there are other options too. This... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An incredibly ornate interior and beautiful grounds. And make sure you pay the extra 3 euros to go up into the dome to get a panoramic view of the grounds. They even have period costumes for adults and children you can rent for your tour around the house.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We used Paris CityVision for a day trip to Vaux le Vicomte and Fountainbleu. They provide bus transportation and the cost includes the audio guides for both places. It was a fascinating day and allowed us to see what really stated the French court style. We were pleased with this trip. Lunch is on your own.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is the palace of minister Fouquet, and it is an exercise in splendor and excess. The grounds are huge, the architecture is grandiose, and the audio guide is very good. Get there by a City Vision tour bus that leaves from near the Louvre and combines this venue with a trip to Fontainebleau, with ample time at both. The... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The chateau is a grand home and gardens -- a smaller version of Versailles. It is all at a smaller scale: you can see a lot of great architecture, design, and classic French furniture without the agonizingly long walks. It was an easy day trip from Paris.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Impressive architecture, painting, and grounds, with a great back-story. If you can't walk the grounds, they rent golf carts, which looked fun. Visit on a weekend and you can take the ChateauBus between the train station, the Chateau, and the nearby medieval keep. We got some bad advice that said walking would work to get from one place to another,... More 

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Austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you can't get to Versaille, visit Vaux le Vicomte. It was built using the same architect, painter and landscaper. This chateau tour included very informative audio guides, a pleasant outdoor cafe and fabulous gardens. And because it is one of the smaller chateaux, you don't get tired or bored when visiting.

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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

One of the most incredible places in France...Both the castle and its gardens are impressive ....and you begin to understand the jealousy of Louis XIV's great achievement towards Fouqet....at teh tables castle stood and wrote Moliere and La Fontaine .... walked around the castle alleys nobility of France ....and do not forget Alexandre Dumas and his four Musketeers...In my humble... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

After fighting the hordes of toursits at Versailles, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, I was prepared for more of the jostling and crowds on the trip to Vaux Le Vicomte, but to my extreme delight -- there were NO crowds at all. In fact, we toured many of the rooms and much of the grounds with nary another tourist in sight. Partly... More 

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Address: Address: 77950 Maincy, France
Phone Number: 01-64-14-41-90
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Maincy
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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