Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle

Discover a marvel of classical French architecture, which served as a model for the construction of Versailles. Your Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle takes you to explore the castle, but also its beautiful park, with the opportunity to visit the stunning nearby medieval castle of Blandy-les-Tours, located in a charming village…
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Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle : History

Vaux-le-Vicomte castle is a classique French château located 55 km southeast from Paris. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, viscount of Melun and Vaux, who was the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV.

This château influenced the whole European architecture in the mid-17th century. 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 garden’s pronounced visual axis is an example of this style.

Fouquet was the Superintendent of Finances in France from 1653 until 1661 under King Louis XIV. He fell out of favor with the young king, probably because of his extravagant displays of wealth, and the king had him imprisoned from 1661 until his death in 1680. Some say he met the “Man in the Iron mask” during his stay in jail…
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Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle : take the Tour

Your Private Guide takes you to explore the castle, but also the park (possible to visit the park with an electric car) and, depending on your wishes, the surprising Blandy les Tours castle and village…

Masterpiece of the emerging classicism architectural style, the atmosphere of Vaux-le-Vicomte will captivate you, while your Private Guide will reveal to you the secrets of the annals of time…
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Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle : details

Your Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle lasts 6 hours. If you don’t have your own vehicle, we can also organize transportation with a private limousine or van.

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace, you skip the line and have priority access to Parisian monuments.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best restaurants, hotels and exhibitions in Paris, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in History and Parisian habits.

Private Guided Tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

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