Today your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and you will be on your way to Vaux le Vicomte.
Vaux le Vicomte, estate of Nicolas Fouquet, finance minister of Louis XIV, was, in the 17th century, one of the most modern and elegant masterpieces that none of the royal properties could compete with. This still holds true today.
Jealous by such ostentation, the young Sun King had Fouquet condemned to life imprisonment. The King took inspiration from Vaux to build Versailles. Located about 30 miles south east from Paris, Vaux le Vicomte today is the largest private castle of France.
During your visit you can discover:
The French style gardens - Vaux le Vicomte ‘s garden is the first major garden designed by Le Nôtre
The Dôme - Access the top of the roof for a 360 ° view of the property
The Castle - Furnished with great 17th century furniture, you can enjoy the visit of the different levels of the chateau, including the private apartments of N. Fouquet, the stately rooms, and Vatel’s kitchen
The Carriage Museum - A rare collection of carriages from the 18th and 19th century.
Candlelights Visits: From May to October, every Saturday evening , Vaux le Vicomte offers a romantic visit of the chateau and gardens lit by more than 2000 candles. Fireworks are shot every 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at the end of the evening. Possibility to include a dinner for groups or individuals.