Explore one of the historic castles outside Paris with this half-day excursion to Vaux-le-Vicomte. Take the RER train from Paris' Gare de l'Est to Verneuil L'Etang, from which a local shuttle brings you to the castle. Learn about Nicolas Fouquet, for whom the castle and gardens were built in the 17th century.
Half-day excursion to Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris
Experience the 17th-century grandeur of this chateau and gardens
Learn about Nicolas Fouquet, for whom the castle was built, who served as Louis XIV's finances superintendent
Explore the exquisite castle and gardens that inspired Versailles
Travel to the castle by train from Paris, followed by a local shuttle bus
It was an interesting place, well worth the trip, with carriages the family used, lots of outbuilings we couldn't go into, and of course, in the winter, the famous gardens were bare, tho still well demarcated with hedges. I had a receipt on my phone to show to get in, but they wanted to charge me for the recording one takes to each station to hear the info in ones native tongue. I thought that was included, but I couldn't get internet there, hence the list of what was included. The lady called, and was told it wasn't included. It would be nice if that was listed on the receipt, or whatever it was on the phone that let them know I'd paid.
I think the Xmas decorations were a hindrance to really seeing the castle, and really weren't that spectacular. The trip, we were told, was about 4 and a half hours, but by the time you get to the train station, onto the shuttle, see the castle, etc, It's more like six.
I liked it.