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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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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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A must-see!

We bought tickets for the Candlelit Evenings and we LOVED it! The chateau is breathtaking and you feel transported back in time with the grounds and chateau lit by candlelight... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought tickets for the Candlelit Evenings and we LOVED it! The chateau is breathtaking and you feel transported back in time with the grounds and chateau lit by candlelight. There was a very jovial, informal and fun atmosphere. It was not in the least a stuffy environment. I highly recommend Chateau Vaux le Vicomte!! It is a very easy,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to France happened this summer and we decided to spend a week in Paris! I was looking up things to do and there was a lot of opinion between going to Versailles or Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte. We decided, why choose? So we did both. Versailles is unparalleled. The sheer magnitude of its splendor is as alive as... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third year of going to Vaux-le-Vicomte for the candle lit garden and splendid dinner. It was fabulously romantic. I will have great memories of this event for the rest of my life. The food was good, but the ambiance/setting were ideal. They had terrific (unexpected) entertainment, which enhanced the experience even more. We will be back again... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

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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Dear Visitor, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We were very successful among our visitors this year, which may explain the crowd during the Christmas holidays. If you want a classic tour of the estate, we recommend you not to come during our special events in order to enjoy a better visit of the Château and its... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

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 January 13, 2017

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 January 13, 2017

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 January 11, 2017

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 January 10, 2017

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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