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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

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Address: 77950 Maincy, France
Phone Number: 33164144190
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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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Breathtaking architecture and landscape

I wish I knew better so I would plan on spending half of my day at this beautiful place. We made a reservation for dinner at their fine dinning restaurant called Les Charmilles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wish I knew better so I would plan on spending half of my day at this beautiful place. We made a reservation for dinner at their fine dinning restaurant called Les Charmilles. Unfortunately because we were coming from another touristic attraction we made it there about 45 minutes prior to our reservation time! The chateau itself needs at least... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Impressive place. Very nice to walk thru its huge gardens. Recommend to do them in the evening so candlelights are on. Very romantic. Its a bit expensive from my point of view.

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Riverton, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is really near to where I work when I'm in Essones and I'd always meant to visit and for years hadn't. When I finally did I wished it hadn't taken me so long. Beautiful estate, lovely architecture and gardens. the artwork was good as well, but paled to the garden and architecture.

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Thank Charles D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit near Paris. The castle and the garden are amazing, huge and well maintained. You can visit only the gardens or also the chateau and the prices are not too high. Good location for wedding shooting.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have one castle to visit near Paris this is the one! Of course, Chantilly and Versailles are amazing, but very crowded. Here you will enjoy the grandeur that killed Nicolas Fouquet. The castle and the the garden (Le Nôtre) are so beautiful that they made Louis XIV jealous.... some say this was the end of Nicolas Fouquet. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and sad history - get the audio tour. Probably not 100% accurate, but... well worth the long walk to Hercules for the view back over the gardens and house.

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Marin County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited Chateau de Vaux-Le-Comte. We are staying at the Marriott near Paris Disneyland. We were looking for a nice day trip! This is it! Just a short drive, 35 minutes. The audio tour is remarkable. It was one of the best I have experienced. It tells the history of Nicholas Fouquet who built the chateau. What a story!!!... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful chateau, gardens and interior, absolutely amazing. Easy to get there by train and shuttle in about an hour. Take the train from Gare de l'Est to Verneuil l’Etang, which is direction Provins. Ticket machines are in front of bay 21. Make sure you take your time to get train tickets! From Verneuil l'Etang runs a shuttle to the chateau,... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I personally love this place, very peaceful... not over crowded by tourist like Versailles. If you are here, don't miss out the garden. Spend some time for some good walk around the garden!

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Santa Cruz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting the magnificent example of the best of the best in 17th century chateaux. Not too crowded, worthy of a full day. Bring a picnic and savor the luxury, elegance and creativity of this gem of a chateau.

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