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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Local Y wrote a review Apr 2020
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Location of some scenes from James Bond film Moonraker '79 One has to imagine a time with no radio or TV. What does one do for entertainment? Walk in the Garden, Picninc and camp out in the back yard - Just larger yard. We were there in 2002
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Eileen108 wrote a review Feb 2020
Mount Shasta, California2,928 contributions151 helpful votes
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Several things make Vaux le Vicomte exceptionally fun: the unique audio guide with actors dramatizing events in owner Nicolas Fouquet's life, the period music in some rooms, and the servant's quarters downstairs. Wonderfully conceived and put together, bravo! One thing, in the carriage house, the info boards are only in French, nothing in English. (We reserved the excellent and recommended "Paris City Vision, Fontainebleau & Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris" with Dominique as our tour guide and Maxine as driver.)
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from jcvaux, Responsable relations publiques at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Hello and thank you for writing this very positive commentary! We are happy the surround-sound visit pleased you so much and wanted to reassure you about the Carriage Museum which is currently under study for a new visit circuit. Have a very nice day! Vaux-le-Vicomte's team
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Wally B wrote a review Jan 2020
Rock Hill, South Carolina94 contributions15 helpful votes
I booked this with the Explorica agent I was using for my group of 44. This excursion was in leu of Versailles. What an excellent choice! Only a fraction of the cost (and only a fraction of the visitors). No mass of people being herded through a few halls. The house was gorgeous. Self guided tour with a headset. The grounds were beautiful. I was actually in a couple places in the garden ALONE. The on-site museum was quite nice, showing carriages and tack from ages past. Nice shop at the entrance too. I highly recommend this place. Much more enjoyable than Versailles.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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KAW687 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom1,914 contributions328 helpful votes
Glad we decided to visit. Free parking and no crowds. The English audio guide told the sad story of the man who had the Chateaux built and the rooms also had information boards in French and English. Some of the rooms are magnificent one can see why the King was envious. We had coffee in the gardens which are vast and impressive. There is also a carriage museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Dreamersdoit wrote a review Dec 2019
The Villages, Florida368 contributions71 helpful votes
This is a remarkable chateau privately owned. The buildings are magnificent. The grounds are well maintained and great for walking. Our group did a historic picnic with about 1,000 other historically dress people. We strolled the grounds, enjoyed the chateau and wandered around the fountains. There is a restaurant on the grounds. Catered events are scheduled. Celebrations are held there. Check the website for a list of events. Well worth seeing. Such a shame if missed while in Paris.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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