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Experience the Splendor of Vaux le Vicomte with a Luxury Car Tour from Paris

2 Rue du Four, 77950 Maincy, France

Activity provided by France Luxury tour

12 hours (approx.) - English

France Luxury tour

Enjoy a Private tour guide in a luxury car from Paris to visit the Château Vaux le Vicomte. A Major masterpiece of the 17th Century 1 hour from Paris. Often the theatre of events or Weddings like the tony Parker and Eva Longoria ones!

Highlights
  • Visit the Castle Vaux le Vicomte, built to symbolize the success of Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of Louis XIV before he was arrested
  • Experience the founding French Formal Garden and inspiration of Versailles created by André Le Nôtre, the gardener of the King
  • View a rare collection of beautiful antique carriages and their equipment
  • Enjoy the largest private estate listed as a Historic Monument in France
  • Experience the magical universe of Jean de La Fontaine with “Vaux-le-Vicomte’s illuminations”
Description

Depart from your hotel at the date and the time of your choice! The castle opens from 11 am until 6 pm except Saturday for the candlelight show that opens at 2 pm. 

After 1:15 of drive, you will arrive at the Castle Vaux le Vicomte.



If you choose to get a licensed guide you will meet the guide of the castle for 3 hours of the visit including the castle and the gardens. 

The Castle was built to symbolize the success of Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of Louis XIV before he was arrested. Built by the architect Louis Le Vau,the designer Charles Le Brun and gardener’s André Le Nôtre, the sucesseful Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of Louis XIV who was put by Louis XIV to work on Versailles after the arrest of Nicolas Fouquet.

Why Visit Vaux le Vicomte ? 

  • The founding French Formal Garden and inspiration of Versailles

    André Le Nôtre, the gardener of the King, creates at Vaux-le-Vicomte the seminal expression of the Jardin à la française, the French aesthetic of formal gardens that swept Europe in the 17th century. The strong lines and nobility of the garden design, its changing vistas and hidden charms, and the symphony of fountains… All combine with theatrical majesty to make Vaux-le-Vicomte a masterpiece of the French Formal Garden.

  • The Castle is entirely decorated and furnished
  • A a rare collection of beautiful antique carriages and their equipment are on display in the stable block
  • the largest private estate listed as a Historic Monument in France

    From its creation in the XVIIth century, four successive families owned the estate. Private house and home before opening to the public in 1968, the château has kept an inhabited spirit, welcoming each visitor as a guest.

As of November 20, 2021, “Vaux-le-Vicomte’s illuminations” will offer the château and gardens adorned with thousands of decorations and lights, transporting the visitor in the magical universe of Jean de La Fontaine!

To enhance
the experience


  • we can book a panier picnic or one of the restaurants if you choose a visit
    during the weekend.
  • For a funny visit, you can book an electric buggy for  4-persons 
    are available to roam the 33 hectares of french formal garden.
  • For a romantic evening, honeymooners, marriage proposal, renewal of
    marriage vows, enjoy a unique moment where the castle is enlightened with 2000
    candles!
  • If you dream of living the life of a chateau, we can help you organize
    breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the chateau. make you meet the owner or
    organize any type of event. please do contact me personally valerie.vrain@franceluxurytour.fr
  • A 360° visit Discover a panoramic view over all the estate from the lantern overlooking the central dome, culminating point over the château. A breath-taking view at 25 meters above the ground. (extra fee – currently unavailable)

 return to Paris 

Included 

  • English speaking driver leading the tour
  • Entrance fee
  • Gasol, toll fee 

Optional 

  • Licensed guide
  • lunch
  • Electric car

Have a virtual quick visit by clicking here.

Useful information – People with reduced mobility

 

  • Reserved parking spaces are positioned on the principal parking 
  • Toilets for disabled people are available at the entrance of the estate.
  • We truly regret to propose the access to the ground floor only that involves about 30 steps. The staff is available to help should you require assistance (manual wheelchairs only).
  • The French Formal Garden, the Carriage Museum, and the restoration points are all fully available for disabled people.
  • Electric cars are available for rent to visit the French Formal Garden (four seats, 20€ for 45 minutes – except for the Grand Siècle Day)
  • Guide dogs are permitted on all the estate for blind people and people in need.
  • A manual wheelchair is available at the entrance of the château to visit the ground floor only.

 

Useful information – Strollers and children

  • Strollers are not allowed inside the château for preservation issues. A strollers parking is at your disposal at the entrance of it.
  • Strollers are not allowed inside the restaurant Le Relais de l’Ecureuil: strollers parking is at your disposal in front of it.
  • Baby highchairs and microwaves are available inside the restaurant Le Relais de l’Ecureuil.
  • Changing tables are available in the toilets at the entrance of the estate.

 

Itinerary

– Departing from their hotel at the date and time of their choice
– Arriving at the Castle Vaux le Vicomte after 1:15 of drive
– Meeting a licensed guide for 3 hours of the visit including the castle and the gardens
– Learning about the castle’s symbolism and history
– Exploring the French Formal Garden and Carriage Museum
– Enjoying the illuminations of the castle and gardens
– Booking a panier picnic or one of the restaurants
– Renting an electric buggy for 4-persons
– Experiencing a romantic evening with 2000 candles
– Organizing breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the chateau
– Taking a 360° view over the estate from the lantern
– Returning to Paris
– Reserved parking spaces for people with reduced mobility
– Toilets for disabled people
– Access to the ground floor only
– Electric cars for rent
– Guide dogs permitted
– Manual wheelchair available
– Strollers not allowed inside the château
– Strollers not allowed inside the restaurant
– Baby highchairs and microwaves available
– Changing tables available

Starting Location
2 Rue du Four, 77950 Maincy, France.
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