One of the château's best features is its well-groomed gardens, perfect for a moderate stroll. Complete with fountains, canals and stone curbs, the gardens contain an interesting optical illusion, distorting its distance depending on from where you look at it.
If you are lucky enough to be in France for the château's seasonal Friday and Saturday night Candlelight Visits, you can see the house become illuminated by over two-thousand candles as you drink champagne and listen to live classical music being played from the garden, in remembrance of Louis XIV and the 17th century festivities that were held there.
Residing just 34 miles southeast of Paris, the château is easily accessible by train from the Gare de Lyon to Melun, then by taxi. Shops offer a wonderful selection of arts and trinkets. If you are running short on time and want to see the entire grounds in an efficient manner, you can rent a golf-cart to escort you through the chateau's lovely gardens and around the premises.
Tours & Tickets
See two magnificent French castles – Vaux le Vicomte and Château Fontainebleau – on a day trip from Paris! Audio-guided tours at each site are included, ... Read more
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
This evening tour offers a memorable opportunity to visit the enchanting 17th century Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, which inspired the building of the Palace of ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Vaux-le-Vicomte Evening Helicopter Tour from Paris Including Gourmet 3-Course Champagne Dinner, Fireworks and Limousine Return Transport
Take to the skies on this evening helicopter tour from Paris to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, a stunning 17th-century castle that invites you for a visit ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Fly over Paris on a daytime helicopter tour to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, where you'll be treated to a Champagne and macaron reception. On your 35-minute ... Read more