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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

77950 Maincy, France
+33 1 64 14 41 90
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An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Including Dinner and Candlelight Visit
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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 yesterday

Loved my evening visit ! Beautiful, beautiful!! If it is possible to do the Saturday evening candlelight visit with fireworks, would highly recommend!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It’s a summer classic to roam the gardens and the castle lit by candles and few electric lights- come before it gets dark and have a family picnic.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our day/night at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte was magical. Touring the Chateau was interesting and it was well furnished. After visiting inside, we grabbed a glass of wine and walked around the beautiful gardens designed by the same person who designed the gardens at Versaille. We...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We are frequent visitors to France and have been to the Chateau on several occasions.We decided to stay and treat ourselves to the Candelight Dinner.What a waste of money! We arrived on time and the view was spectacular.We were warmly greeted and given a glass...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I apologize that this review is coming one year late. My sister and I visited six chateaus in France in May 2017: Chateau d'Amboise, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau de Chambord, Chateau de Chenonceau, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Chateau de Fontainebleau. We honestly enjoyed each and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is well-worth a visit - a 35 minute train ride from Paris then a 10 minute shuttle bus. It's well-furnished and very interesting. Lovely ceilings and decoration. Don't miss the climb up the dome for great views of the gardens. The gardens were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited this amazing place and found it to be something out of a fairytale or a movie. Even though the weather was very cold we were greeted with hot cocoa as we waited on line which was a welcomed and pleasant...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Magic in all the spaces! Wonderful time of the year to visit! The decoration in each room was incredible! The scenes, the smells, everything! Even with a lot of visitors you can enjoy the place.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The formal gardens were a bit tired, the interior while impressive showed signs of deterioration. The golf-cart rental was fun and highly recommended. Crowds were small so that made up for any negatives. The gift shop is very nice with friendly staff.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Christmas was beautiful, but I would love to come back in other seasons. The gardens must be spectacular when they're in bloom.

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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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