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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

77950 Maincy, France
+33 1 64 14 41 90
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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 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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77950 Maincy, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is such a magical place, near paris. Take the time to discover history and art during your visit to paris. This castle is a wonder! My favourite you can guess. They have a beautiful boutique to get souvenirs from... I also saw the fireworks...More

Thank Emmanuelle T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A simply magical palace, surrounded by water, with delightful sculpted gardens. A short train trip from Paris, the palace and the grounds were designed by the team that subsequently built Versailles. It can be argued that this site is even better. It is certainly much...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on a cold rainy day but it was still a lovely day exploring. Unfortunately we lost some time as our train was delayed & the shuttle bus just didn't wait around.The day out is a little bit expensive with the shuttle bus fee...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Chateau offers it all. Lovely interiors, gorgeous views from its dome and beautifully appointed gardens. Visitors will enjoy, in addition to the guided tour, a delicious lunch at its cafe. The Chateau gift shop contains surprising treasures that will become lovely mementoes of your...More

Thank Elisabeth V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there last week after seeing and frankly were disappointed. The gardens are in shambles, in fact attacked with fungus which is non curable according to their own declaration. Only one fountain is working and others look in disrepair conditions. In side it is...More

Thank Vidhata B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited during Paris school holidays but surprisingly it was very quiet, despite being a glorious sunny day. There is an audio tour in a range of languages and a map of the chateau as part of the entrance price but no room by room...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well renovated and maintained castle. No crowds like in versailles but you will need a car to go there : 1.5h outside / south offre Paris. I strongly recommend à visit of the underground canal in the park. Guides are funny young theatre students. Go...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll learn a lot about French history and the foundation of the Palace of Versailles. I highly recommend the audio guide and a self tour. I shared a golf cart rental with another tourist and it felt like a fun attraction ride but also helped...More

Thank jennyrenny2
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Loads of history, superb gardens and great rooms. Audio guide was very informative. Visit to the dome is worth it at 3 euros. Great place for taking pictures.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you’ve already been to Versailles, Vaux-Le-Vicomte is worth a visit. The chateau and gardens are spectacular and were the inspiration for Versailles. I recommend the audio guide which goes over the history of the estate and the inside of the chateau. The MAJOR frustrations:...More

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Mayfair_64
22 December 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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Kok Hoong F
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jean Charles D | Property representative |
Hi Gonzalo, the french style gardens have been designed in order to have the same look all year round.That is why you won't see too many flowers. Of course in december no more flowers. However, at Vaux le Vicomte, you will... More
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SheKatya
22 April 2017|
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Response from Jean Charles D | Property representative |
Bonjour, Yes you can take the train from Paris Gare de L'est to Verneuil l'Etang ( line P, there is a train every hour) and after 30 minutes ride, step down at Verneuil L'Etang ( first stop). Ther a shuttle bus will take... More
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