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Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy
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Constructed entirely on a platform surrounded by a moat, Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte can be reached by one of two bridges. The Baroque architecture and estate plan here marked the beginning of the Louis XIV style, combining architecture, interior design, and landscape design. The garden's pronounced visual axis is an example of this style. Inside, you'll find Monsieur and Madame Nicolas Fouquet's apartments, furnished to depict their 17th-century aristocratic lifestyles and decorated with their favorite artworks. From the ground floor, you can see the garden and countryside. Children's activities, guided tours, and audio tours in English are available at the ticket booth. Just past the booth, you'll find the Horse and Carriage Museum, with large stables and ornate antique carriages. Arrange your visit to Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte and discover more family-friendly attractions in Maincy using our Maincy holiday planner.
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  • Been to Vaux on a misty Sunday morning to see theIr Christmas illuminations. This place is just wonderful, the blueprint (and much more classier version in my opinion) of Versailles castle is sufficie...  more »
  • The castle is just beautiful. To do without moderation. Very beautiful architecture, visiting the castle is interesting.
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  • Private Uchateau that owners open to visitors. It's a chance because this monument is beautiful whether inside or the gardens. One of the best monuments that I visited in France. On the other hand avoid the same restaurant not worthy of a bad flunch.
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  • This is a great Château The audio guide is the best there is! Great ideas! All the other châteaux must learn!
  • Impressive place. Very nice to walk thru its huge gardens. Recommend to do them in the evening so candlelights are on. Very romantic. Its a bit expensive from my point of view.
  • Beautiful by candlelight, the music and performance in the evening were well done and small kids seem to love it. Food at Les Charmilles restaurant was quite good for a set menu, although the lemon parfait was a little tart for our liking.
  • Nice day trip for Paris if you want to avoid the Versailles crowds. Beautiful gardens and nice interior as well.
  • I was there in 1982 and it was amazingly beautiful, well maintained, The gift shop was lovely too. Not to be missed. The gardens are breathtaking and staff very provessional. Spend the day here if you can and walk the gardens. One of my favorite places Go enjoy You will always remember this beautfiul place.