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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
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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Response from VenmorBamba | Reviewed this property |
skip the chateaux when it opens, use the golf carts to visit the gardens first for 45 minutes. people will be rushing to the chateaux then. just go back to the chateaux for around 45 minutes after you go around the gardens
Hi, you have to take trains from Gare de l'est (not far from Gare du Nord. Walking distance or metro). Then have a look at Vaux le Vicomte website and check the schedule of trains linked with the chateaubus. Trains are line... More
Hi, you have to take trains from Gare de l'est (not far from Gare du Nord. Walking distance or metro). Then have a look at Vaux le Vicomte website and check the schedule of trains linked with the chateaubus. Trains are line P and there is one every hour. Train ride is 35 mn and you have to go out at the 1st station called Verneuil l'étang. There you will find the chateaubus. You can buy your château and chateaubus online.
2019 train and chateaubus schedule will be soon online on Vaux"s website.
Enjoy your visit