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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

77950 Maincy, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Maincy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: A visit to Vaux-le-Vicomte is one you will never forget!  Located about 1.5 hours outside Paris, this Chateau is definitely worth the day trip.  It... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Is really nice Baroque style Palace, the decoration, the spider lamps are amazing. The main attraction are the gardens which curiously inspired the creation of the ones located in Versailles Palace. If you have some time to visit this Palace do not hesitate to do it!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We did one of the Candlelight Evenings in late August. Took an express train from Gare de Lyon in Paris and got there in no time. The Chateau being all lit up by candles in the fading evening light was extremely impressive and somewhat haunting. While we've been to Versailles and a number of chateaux in the Loire Valley, this... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I loved this Chateau. The history is intriguing. The interiors are beautiful. But the grounds - and the vierw of them from the Chateau's Cuploa (dome) is an extra special treat. For photographers, this is probably the only chance one has in France to take an (almost) aerial photo of beautifully kept French gardens desigmned by Le Notre. The view... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took a day trip from Paris to this Chateau as an alternative to Versailles, in mid-August 2014, during our family vacation. Getting there was not straightforward; it is an hour by train from Paris with a shuttle bus from the train station to the Chateau. We didn't realize the bus only ran every few hours from the train station... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Amazing chateau, with beautiful garden. Prepare your camera for this place. The fireworks in summer at 23:00 are amazing and worth seeing. You will never regret going there.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had read of Vaux-le-Vicomte in Ina Coro's 'travelling through French history' books and, having visited both Versailles and Fontainebleau previously and read of M Fouquet's intriguing career, we travelled to Melun for a weekend, specifically to see the Chateau. We arrived there about four pm on the last Saturday in May, so the fountains were playing in the afternoon... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lit by 2000 candles after dark,the chateau is only surpassed by the gardens. The site is huge but silent electric carts can wiz one to every fountain and statue

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I visited with my family several castles near Paris . Many of them are widely known as Versailles and Fontainebleau ... But Vaux-le-Vicomte, which is only half an hour drive from Paris, is totally something that I did't expected - pleasurable, charming, interesting . It is the perfect place for relaxation . The interior of the castle is as interesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went to Chateau De Vaux- le - comte on a week day in August, 2014. We get off the train from Paris and quickly discovered the bus from the railway station to the Chateau seems to run only on the weekend. So it was a €20 taxi each way (ouch) We had booked on line and got in straight... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Fantastic evening to celebrate my partner's birthday, in style. Event didn't disappoint... Very memorable evening visit to the chateau and gardens, all lit by 2,000 candles at dusk. We watched the sun go down, in the gardens, whilst drinking champagne and also had a great meal, in a marquee, followed by fireworks at 10.50pm, then a visit around the candlelit... More

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