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  • Address: Maincy, Seine-et-Marne, France
  • Hours: Open late Mar - early Nov Thurs - Tues 10am - 6pm
  • Admission: Adults: €14 - 19

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Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace

The grandiose and awe-inspiring Château de Vaux-de-Vicomte is one of Europe's most influential and most important architectural landmarks. While simultaneously being one of France's premiere hotspots for aristocratic gatherings, the interior is lavishly decorated with stunning gilded walls, statues, tapestries, and the era's finest furnishings.

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.

Practical Info


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.

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Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris, Paris, null
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Chateaux de Fontainebleau and Vaux le Vicomte Day Trip from Paris

4.5 star rating: Recommended 954 Reviews

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

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.79
Luxury Evening Experience at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Paris, Day Trips
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Luxury Evening Experience at Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

4 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Travel in luxury to one of France’s finest castles and enjoy a delicious 3-course outdoor dinner on this Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte evening tour from ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.09
Vaux le Vicomte Castle Day Trip with Chateaubus Shuttle, Paris, Once in a Lifetime Experiences
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Vaux le Vicomte Castle Day Trip with Chateaubus Shuttle

Enjoy a day or half a day excursion out of Paris and visit Vaux-le-Vicomte castle, known as the origin of Versailles Palace. Take a train out of Paris Gare de ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $30.26
Private Christmas Tour from Paris to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Paris, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Christmas Tour from Paris to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas visit to one of France’s finest castles with this Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte tour by luxury car from Paris. Take a ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $130.01
Helicopter Tour to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris Including Champagne Reception, Paris, ... 
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Helicopter Tour to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris Including Champagne Reception

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

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,026.61
Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte Tour with Champagne and Luxury Car Transport, Paris, Helicopter Tours
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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte Tour with Champagne and Luxury Car Transport

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Enjoy an unforgettable visit to one of France’s finest castles on this Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte tour by luxury car from Paris. Travel by luxury car to ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 5-6 hours


From USD $172.43
Christmas Day Trip to Vaux le Vicomte from Paris, Paris, Once in a Lifetime Experiences
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Christmas Day Trip to Vaux le Vicomte from Paris

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 66 Reviews

Get into the Christmas spirit at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte on this 4.5-hour day trip from Paris. Travel from Paris by coach to the 17th-century ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.95

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