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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Address: 77950 Maincy, France
Phone Number: 33164144190
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Yesterday we visited his stunning Chateau. As we didn't want to do 2 chateau in one day we opted to travel to the chateau by train and shuttle bus. The trip there went well and we... read more

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yesterday we visited his stunning Chateau. As we didn't want to do 2 chateau in one day we opted to travel to the chateau by train and shuttle bus. The trip there went well and we loved the chateau. It is beautifully preserved and the gardens are stunning. However, no shuttle bus at the appointed time. It was almost 40... More 

Thank DebbieBest1955
Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Nôtre's garden by candlelight is predictably magical. It would be pointless to elaborate, so here are some recommendations instead. If you're torn between a picnic and the restaurant, pack your basket. The restaurant is beautifully situated. However, the food is mediocre and leaves one with the impression that being served is a formality before the bill. Do enjoy champagne... More 

Thank HolboxTraveler
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most exciting discovery for me was this exquisite Chateau just 1 hour from Paris near Fontainebleau!! Set in the most beautiful manicured gardens this palace is simply exquisite, authentic and charming - a rival to Versailles but without the long queues!! The restaurant's menu was excellent, fresh and very reasonably priced. To take a trip back into French history... More 

Thank Rebecca_S_V2859WQ
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Undoubtedly a stunning chateau with a fascinating history. It is well worth a visit if you cannot get to Fontainebleau or Versailles. However, having paid the entrance fee, the audio guide was extra and then there was another extra fee to go inside the dome of the roof. The lay down of the garden is impressive, but it seemed devoid... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a trip to Paris planned when we first learned of this wonderful place in an article in the Wall Street Journal. My husband and I had both been to Paris separately several times for business and so we were looking for different things to do as we had already seen most of the big sites. So when we... More 

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Albano Laziale, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth a visit this marvelous castle. Inside all the rooms are well preserved and with furniture belonging to that period. The garden is really nice and there is a huge pool using the water from a river. The prospective from the castle thought the garden is really outstanding. Probably less known than Versailles, but believe me it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this unique event online and very happy I spent the money for this experience and a nice excursion from my 6 days in Paris. Fortunately, I got to be on these privately owned grounds for the last event of the season. October 1st, Saturday. I prebooked a private mini van, hotel pickup and drop off with dinner. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are unwilling to spend the money or deal with the crowds at Versailles but want to see the opulence of the era, then this is the place to visit. It was quiet, beautiful and easy to get to by car. The chateau was stunning inside and out and the gardens were spectacular.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The precursor to Versailles. Set about a hour from Paris. The chateau and the grounds are amazing. Still privately owned and in the process of being restored. But the restored rooms are stunning. Fantastic examples of what life was like for this class. Restorations are beautiful, the way the walls were painted is amazing. The gardens are still in bloom... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chateau in the evening is very magical, the gardens and interior all lit up, what ever you do! Do not dine at the restaurant Horrible 😡😡

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Jean Charles D, Responsable relations clients at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Thank you for your interest in the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. It seems that you have been very disappointed by the restaurant “Les Charmilles”, and we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. However, it is an extremely rare experience, because a vast majority of our visitors found that... More 

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