A castle whose beauty cost the life of its owner. The standard of grace and harmony of architecture. One of the rare castles in France, completely open to the public. All this about Vaux-le-Vicomte - the 17th century estate of the finance minister Nicolas Fouquet. You will learn about the twists and turns in the fate of the castle, examine its interiors, which are not inferior to Versailles, and appreciate its modern life. Individual excursion for 1–6 people Duration 5 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car € 280 per excursion Price for 1-6 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Vaux-le-Vicomte from Louis XIV to Leonardo DiCaprio Why was the castle a revolutionary project in the 17th century? Why did he become a "lump in the throat" of Louis, the sun king? You will follow the path of the estate and learn about the tragic fate of its owner, the financial ruler of France Nicolas Fouquet. Walking through the halls of the palace and the park, we will talk about the dream of one person who attracted three titans of his time to realize it: the architect Leveaux, the gardener Le Nôtre and the artist Lebrun. And also remember the films filmed here, including "The Man in the Iron Mask"
Authentic interiors The owners of the castle, representatives of the old de Vogue family, preserve it as it was under Fouquet, often conduct costumed performances and even put wax figures of people for the entourage. We will explore the stables, a collection of carriages and two floors of the palace, we will be able to climb to the roof of the main dome. You will admire the painted ceilings, furniture and tapestries of the 17th century, look into the library, apartments of Nicolas Fouquet and Louis XIV, and I will decipher what you see
Royal rest In the summer season, from early May to early October, you can have a picnic at the Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, dress up in princess and musketeer costumes for a photo and admire the “evening of a thousand candles” - they are lit in the park with the electric lights turned off. And on Christmas, a fairy tale awaits you: the castle has shining Christmas trees and decorations.
- The tour starts and ends in Paris
- The cost of the excursion depends on the number of participants: 1-2 people - 280 euros, 3-4 people - 300 euros, 5-6 people - 320 euros
- Tickets to the castle are paid separately. The cost depends on the date of the visit: - adults: from 16.90 to 19.90 € - children 6-17 years old: from 11 to 14 €
- At the request of tourists, it is possible to reserve a table in a cozy restaurant of gastronomic cuisine, waiting time is paid separately (1 hour - 25 euros)
Meeting point by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering the excursion.