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Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Admission Ticket
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Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Admission Ticket
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“vaux le vicomte”(153 reviews)
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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
77950 Maincy, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day trip from Paris! we went during Christmas time so the decor was stunning, but it is also good during spring/ summer so yo can better enjoy the gardens. way less crowded then Versailles.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

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. The feel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VenmorBamba
Reviewed December 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Schwabbie
Reviewed November 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mahdeeyo
Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilippeF1149
Reviewed October 28, 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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December 25, 2018|
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Response from WildgeeseNZ | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Vaux-le vicomte is in the countryside- we went there by bus. There didn't seem to be a lot of local traffic around, maybe you could take an Uber there and book it for your return to CDG?
December 25, 2018|
Response from ShaneABurke | Reviewed this property |
If you have the budget it is doable. About $200 Australian and takes about an hour. Several cab companies happily do the trip. 75km drive, done lovely countryside.
December 22, 2017|
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Response from Donald C | Reviewed this property |
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
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Versailles at Christmas season (2 Replies)
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|
Response fromDale47_11|
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.
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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|
Response fromSunshine817|
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|
Response fromTesa227|
Are you going to drive? If not, no chance. At what season are you coming? Winters have short day light.