Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - 77950 Maincy

77 - Seine-et-Marne


The estate of Vaux-le-Vicomte is the fruit of a creative and passionate mind, that of Nicolas Fouquet. To build his home, he enlisted the services of three of the greatest artists of the era: the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre and the painter and decorator Charles Le Brun. Here, they united their genius to build a model whose majesty and balance inspired King Louis XIV at Versailles and then the whole of Europe for over a century.


Roof lantern/dome: From the ramparts, you can see the entire estate and the surrounding countryside at once, more than 25 m from the ground!

Architectural style

  • Louis XIV


  • Architecture
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Beaux-Arts
  • Bibliothèque
  • Dessins
  • Estampes
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Objets de la vie quotidienne
  • Objets du culte
  • Orfèvrerie
  • Peinture
  • Porcelaines
  • Sculpture
  • Tapis
  • Tapisseries
  • Textiles

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)


Vaux-Le-Vicomte is the founding example of the classical French garden. Thanks to Nicolas Fouquet, the famous gardener André Le Nôtre was able to manifest the true extent of his genius in 1641. He was the first to bring together the technical, scientific and artistic knowledge of his age on a grand scale to create a garden.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Russian

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English

Visitor tools

€3 : French, English, German, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese

Educational activities

Puzzle book + treasure hunt in the free gardens.


L'Ecureuil: open daily and during candlelit evenings

Coach park


Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Daytime visit, no event: full price €16.90, reduced price €14.90.
Candlelit Evenings and Christmas at Vaux-le-Vicomte: full price €19.90, reduced price €17.90.
Visit during Easter events, 'Grand Siècle' Day, Cinema events: full price €17.90, reduced price €15.90.
See the website for the complete table of prices.

Guided tour

90 minute tour with an official guide (to be contacted by the visitor themself).

Group tour

20 people minimum

Free for young people and children

Under 6s (accompanied by their family)

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Opening times

The estate is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 5.30pm; from 2pm to 11pm on Candlelight Saturdays and Fridays.

Late opening

Saturdays (from start of May to start of October) and Friday (from start of July to end of August) for 'Candlelit Evenings': until 11pm (gardens close at midnight).

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 1 May
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November

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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
77950 Maincy
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 64 14 41 90

  • RER - Melun
  • SNCF - Verneuil-l'Étang
  • From the Gare de l'Est, take the P train to the Verneuil-l'Étang station (on the departure board, choose a train in the Provins direction). One train every hour, journey takes 35 minutes. Then take a Châteaubus shuttle (in front of the SNCF station exit). It is possible to buy bus and entry tickets directly on the Château's website.

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Physical Physical

Access facilities

  • Reduced rates for disabled visitors on presentation of proof

Accessibility information

- Physical disibilty: car park with reserved disabled spaces, accessible toilets at the entrance to the estate, access to the Château via 30 steps, ground floor only.

More details on accessibility

Chateau in the same district: 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Chateau in Paris and in the Paris Region: Chateau

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