Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy

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Constructed entirely on a platform surrounded by a moat, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte can be reached by one of two bridges. The Baroque architecture and estate plan here marked the beginning of the Louis XIV style, combining architecture, interior design, and landscape design. The garden's pronounced visual axis is an example of this style. Inside, you'll find Monsieur and Madame Nicolas Fouquet's apartments, furnished to depict their 17th-century aristocratic lifestyles and decorated with their favorite artworks. From the ground floor, you can see the garden and countryside. Children's activities, guided tours, and audio tours in English are available at the ticket booth. Just past the booth, you'll find the Horse and Carriage Museum, with large stables and ornate antique carriages. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte by using our Maincy journey builder.
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  • about candlelight evenings: We went at about 7 pm. We had a nice dinner at the self service restaurant. Then visited the chateau and the garden with candlelight and fireworks. We had a good time... 
    about candlelight evenings: We went at about 7 pm. We had a nice dinner at the self service restaurant. Then visited the chateau and the garden with candlelight and fireworks. We had a good time...  more »
  • My travel companion and I visited Vaux-le-Vicomte while on a 6 week trip to Europe. In 1969 or 1970, her uncle had visited there and wrote to his sister (TC's mother) about how wonderful the place... 
    My travel companion and I visited Vaux-le-Vicomte while on a 6 week trip to Europe. In 1969 or 1970, her uncle had visited there and wrote to his sister (TC's mother) about how wonderful the place...  more »
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  • The most incredible monument to French history and architecture. Tirelessly preserved by a dedicated family and well attended by friendly staff. The gardens are exceptional and vast. Golf carts are available to visitors. Formal Dinner Restaurant, a lunch restaurant , the coffee shop in the garden, a picnic by the fountains or a guided walk. Unforgettable experience a day trip from Paris. We went back a second day. Chateau Shuttle available round trip from Paris in high season. A must see!
  • Beautiful and well maintained chateau. The building architecture really amazing. This chateau inspired King Louis XIV built Versailles. Have been here very long time ago.

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