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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...more
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This is without a doubt a very grand property in general. The exterior of the buildings are impressive as is the gardens/grounds. We visited during the Christmas season and the trimming are very nice. Crowds were somewhat of an issue. The interior was certainly grand...More
I do wish we had been able to see Vaux le Vicomte in season when the gardens are really at their peak. Our visit was in late October and I'd wanted to see this place since I was a kid and saw Diane Lane in...More
I suggest you go see the gardens first to avoid the rush of the folks when it opens. We rented a golf cart to go see the statue of Hercules and the rest of the property. Good idea because the place is huge.
We took a bus from Paris and spent a pleasant afternoon wandering the grounds, stables and chateau - with a glass of bubbles to end the day in the garden. It was not crowded and the part of the chateau that was luxuriously decorated was...More
My husband and I did a day tour with Blue Fox Tours which was marketed towards Fountainbleau Castle. As part of that tour we started our day visiting (for us stumbling across) this stunning Chateau. Wow, wow, wow. The architecture, location, placement of this chateau...More
This magnificent chateau was built by Nicolas Fouquet in 1650 or so when he was the finance minister to Louis the XIV. He combined architecture, interior style and elegant gardens for this masterpiece that led to the Louis the XIV style Chateaus and of course...More
I've waited many years to visit Vaux-le-Vicomte - why! Maybe because it's harder to reach than some other French castles. Anyway, in a car it's so easy, parking is plentiful and free of charge - and the castle is perfect! The gardens, too! Half a...More
I had never heard of this Château until I had the opportunity to visit it. But boy was it worth it! The place is absolutely stunning and it is plain to see why Louis XIV had its owner (Minister of Finances Fouquet) imprisoned after he...More
Such a very beautiful, magnificent palace with very few visitors unfortunately. Had a very pleasant experience in this calm chateau. The interior decorations were very interesting. The lunch at the restaurant was very tasty. Overall it was an amazing experience.
Great questions! If you check the Chateau's website (can't include the lnik here) it will provide directions for taking the train from Gare de l'Est to Verneuil l’Etang . From there, the Chateau's bus will pick you up and... More
Great questions! If you check the Chateau's website (can't include the lnik here) it will provide directions for taking the train from Gare de l'Est to Verneuil l’Etang . From there, the Chateau's bus will pick you up and transport you the rest of the way. Because you're going in November, the trains and bus may run less frequently (also day of week matters). I suggest you double-check the schedule for open hours closer to time. Have a wonderful visit! P.S. the website I sent you also offers English (check upper right hand corner to change the language).
Hello Not really interested in an interior visit to Versailles, but wondering if the grounds and palace are worth visiting during the Christmas season for decorations ?....is there a nice Christmas market in the town or near the palace? Was thinking about going to Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte, but could be a bit afield given my very limited time in Paris... Thanks in advance
October 05, 2018|
We first went to Versailles in winter. The fountains were not working, the big trees were bare of leaves. The orange trees had been moved inside somewhere. Very depressing.
Orange County, CA
Traveling from Chanteloup-en-Brie to Chateau de Vaux (4 Replies)
Bonjour! I will be staying in an area called Chanteloup-en-Brie which is situated near Disneyland Paris. I plan to go visit Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte on Saturday July 26. What is the best way to get to the Chateau? keep in mind that I am female and will be traveling solo. I am interested in attending the candlelight event. Is it safe for me to travel at night alone in the area? Also, in terms of tickets, if I arrive lets say around 3pm, do I have to pay for both day ticket and...More
July 18, 2014|
I hope you're driving -- the public transport in Chanteloup ends at 8pm. It's completely safe to travel there -- but the lack of transport unless you're driving is going to end the trip before it starts. And yes, if you arrive during the daylight hours, you have to buy two tickets.
Outside of Paris (10 Replies)
I have been trying to find a map that shows some of the following places: Versaille, Chartres, Reims, Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte I was wanting to see if I could do a couple of these in one day from Paris.
December 18, 2014|
Are you going to drive? If not, no chance. At what season are you coming? Winters have short day light.