• Fine arts


The private castle that inspired Versailles

Learn about the rise and fall of Nicolas Fouquet, the ambitious Superintendant of Finances (former title fo Minister), protector of the Arts who cast a shadow over the Sun King.

  • Program

    Vaux was the tragic setting for the downfall of Fouquet, a faithful minister who paid the price of life imprisonment, accused of an embezzlement he did not commit, victim of the jealousy of king Louis XIV. He is the Iron mask in Dumas' novel.

    Vaux-le-Vicomte was a haven for leading French artists. Writers, poets, painters and sculptors gave the best of their talents to the glory of Vaux.

    A preserved genuine masterpiece of French 17 century art. The architect, decorator and gardener who created Vaux-le-Vicomte are the same who will create Versailles.

    Enjoy a wonderful excursion in the countryside of La Brie (homeland of the famous Brie cheese de Melun), 

    - Private tour "à la carte" (no mixed group), duration: 4h30 - Pick-up from your hotel with a deluxe car or van
    - Guided tour inside Vaux-le-Vicomte Apartments and around Lenôtre gardens
    - Visit the carriage museum located in the former horse stables
    - Entrance fees included

    • Vaux-le-Vicomte

    • Vaux-le-Vicomte

    • Vaux-le-Vicomte

Private car or van deluxeProfessional licensed guide

Prices are per vehicle with a LICENSED Guide
Tour DurationDistance from ParisCar up to 3 peopleVan up to 7 people
4h30 hours60 km € 590 € 750

The price per person includes:

Transportation, private guide and entrance fees to the castle

Not included:

Meals, personal expenses

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