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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Maincy
  4. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Vaux le Vicomte Castle Day Ticket

Product ID: 153405
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Visit of Vaux le Vicomte castle, known as the inspiration for Versailles Palace and now privately owned. Enjoy the Grand Siecle experience throughout your visit.
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Duration 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Audio guide/headphones
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  • Discover the chateau known for being the inspiration for Versailles
  • Learn about the amazing history of Nicolas Fouquet, fiinance minister of King Louis 14th
  • Enjoy the estate without the crowds
Full description
Discover one of Europe's most influential architectural landmarks, the Vaux le Vicomte castle, and the inspiration behind the Palace of Versailles.

Built between 1656 and 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of finances to King Louis XIV, the castle is a glorious collaboration between architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun.

Tour the exquisite apartments and sumptuous state rooms using the complimentary audio guide, and marvel at the gilded walls, statues, tapestries, and fine furnishings. Wander in the lavish Le Notre designed gardens, perfect for a moderate stroll or a golf cart ride. Complete with fountains, canals and stone curbs, the gardens contain a fascinating optical illusion, distorting its distance depending on from where you look at it.

Finish your visit with the museum of carriages from the 18th an 19th century.
  • Visit of the castle with audioguide (or costume rental for kids), gardens and carriage museum visit
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation to Vaux le Vicomte

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