The Vaux Le Vicomte Château

The Château of Vaux le Vicomte was used as a model for the Château of Versailles.

Located about 50km from Paris and Constructed from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, the château of Vaux Le Vicomte was an influential work of architecture in mid-17th-century Europe.

At Vaux-le-Vicomte, the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of the « Louis XIV style » combining architecture, interior design and landscape design.

The Château of Vaux le Vicomte was used as a model for the Château of Versailles.

Today it is considered the largest privately owned french historical monument and attracts more than 300 000 visitors per year.

Duration: 5h
Departure: 9h am ou 2h pm
Availability: From Mid-March to Mid-November
Entrance tickets included
Departure and return from your hotel or in another location in Paris with private car.