Half-Day Vaux le Vicomte Castle

Duration: 5 h 00

Availability: Everyday 8:15 13:15

Category: Guided tour, Half Day, A Day from Paris

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Tour only runs from April, 1st to November, 02nd

Your half-day, private Vaux le Vicomte tour.

  • Pick-up
  • Drop-off
  • Free visit of the Castle & French-style garden (with audio-guides)
  • Prepaid Entrance fees included
  • Tour lasts 5 hours
  • Private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle

Your "in-house" Driver-Guide will pick you up at your hotel, or your apartment. He will take you to Vaux le Vicomte, driving you in a private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. It is your Tour, totally custom-made to fit your desires: YOUR way, and nobody else's.

Prepare yourself to discover an incredible castle; Vaux le Vicomte. Located one hour from Paris, this classical architectural masterpiece inspired Louis XIV to imagine and build the Palace of Versailles. Built in the middle of the XVII century, the domain of Vaux le Vicomte Castle is the fruit of the collaboration of three prestigious and talented artists: the Landscape Gardener Andre le Nôtre, the Painter-Decorator Charles le Brun and the Architect Louis le Vau, all reunited by Nicolas Fouquet, Finance Superintendant of the Sun King, Nicolas Fouquet, a powerful Court Financier to Louis XIV, rendered the King so jealous when he saw his castle, that it persuaded him to decide to build Versailles in order to have a castle “at least as beautiful”. Vaux-le-Vicomte’s continuing fame is due to André Le Nôtre’s stunning gardens, some of the finest in the Ile-de-France region. Thanks to an audio-guided visit, you will discover the private apartments of Nicolas Fouquet, the formal reception halls as well as the castle’s main kitchen and vaulted cellars. Take time out as well, to walk through the beautiful French Garden, housed in the 35 hectare domain; composed of sculptured tree-shrubs, numerous bodies of water and magnificent multi-coloured flowerbeds.

Once you have finished your Royal Visit, your "in-house" Driver-Guide will be waiting for you, driving you back safely to your hotel, or apartment.