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Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Admission Ticket
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Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Admission Ticket
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“vaux le vicomte”(153 reviews)
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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
77950 Maincy, France
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Reviewed 4 January 2019

Great day trip from Paris! we went during Christmas time so the decor was stunning, but it is also good during spring/ summer so yo can better enjoy the gardens. way less crowded then Versailles.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Laura V
Reviewed 28 December 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 16 December 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank GoneTravelin07
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

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. The feel...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank VenmorBamba
Reviewed 7 December 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank WildgeeseNZ
Reviewed 9 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Schwabbie
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mahdeeyo
Reviewed 3 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S7920HXjohny
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PhilippeF1149
Reviewed 28 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Anitha S
15 March 2019|
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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
29 January 2019|
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Response from jcvaux | Property representative |
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
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Response from WildgeeseNZ | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Vaux-le vicomte is in the countryside- we went there by bus. There didn't seem to be a lot of local traffic around, maybe you could take an Uber there and book it for your return to CDG?