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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Address: 77950 Maincy, France
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+33 1 64 14 41 90
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10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 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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Honeymoon highlight

This stunning Chateau was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. As a huge James Bond fan, I initially was merely interested in a setting location, but it turned out to be one... read more

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This stunning Chateau was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. As a huge James Bond fan, I initially was merely interested in a setting location, but it turned out to be one of our favourite days of our 3 weeks in France. Beautiful Chateau, gardens and grounds. Will definitely be visiting again.

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Lieusaint, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb castle, excellent location, but we were not so impressed by the gardens. A huge space "furnished" with huge mirrors of water and huge green stripes. It's a must see in the big list of French castles, but be careful when you go because it's very crowded. We made the mistake of going into a holiday and stayed at a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My childhood best friend and I took a trip to Paris over the summer and this was of the highlights! To kick off our journey, our first day staying in Paris we took the train to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. We wandered around the grounds until sundown when they lit up the entire chateau with candles and passed around champagne. It... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun to plan our train and bus trip, and then a wonderful day wandering around ... wish we had known to add the little town and castle nearby, too ... next time! (Get one of the little "golf" carts early, drive it all around the gardens, take it back, get coffee and a croissant and then walk the gardens. Picture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't have enough space to describe the beauty of the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Just an hour outside of Paris by car. Exquisite gardens, an outdoor cafe that serves delicious sandwiches and wine, open lawns for picnicing, napping or stargazing and golf carts the expansive grounds. If you are looking for a place less crowded with tourists and more intimate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go and see Vaux-le-Vicomte! It is very historically significant for landscape design, architecture and interior design. It is not as grandiose as Versailles but this is where so many of the creative ideas were initiated. Without the ingenuity and boldness of Nicolas Fouquet it would not have been built. Louis XIV became jealous. Imprisoned Fouquet for life. Then built Versailles.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't expecting to find such a great and well preserved place so close from Paris. During the visit, you will walk through rooms full of history and beautiful ornaments displayed in a realistic way, transporting you to the 17th century and giving you the feeling of the real life in a magnificent French castle. The gardens are also an... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was amazing!! Everything was as planned. Very easy for gettin access by public transport. The place fulfill our expectations.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Vaux-le-Vicomte was one of my main reasons for visiting France again. I had been to Versailles previously, and I loved it. The reason I went to Versailles first was that I had no reliable, affordable way of getting to Vaux. Now that there is a shuttle service available from the RER stop, it's quite accessible from Paris! (If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train from Paris to Melun and then a cab to the Chateau. This was on the last Saturday in September so we could see the Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte by candlelight. Getting there around 3 pm we had plenty of time to have a quick lunch, see the house and rent a golf-cart to enjoy the gardens and... More 

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