Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte


A 17th century masterpiece, Vaux le Vicomte was the backdrop to many major historical events and witnessed the tragic eviction of its creator, Nicolas Fouquet, who was imprisoned following an extraordinary trial.

The art of French gardens is an expertise that is appreciated across the world. To design the gardens of the Vaux le Vicomte estate; one of the most representative of the era, Fouquet called upon André le NÃ’tre, a master in the art.

Vaux le Vicomte is the pioneer of French garden art. The perfect harmony between garden and architecture results from the collaboration of a trio of geniuses brought together by Fouquet: Le NÃ’tre the landscape gardener, Le Vau the architect and Le Brun the painter-decorator.

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Attraction Details

phone number: +33 (0)



address 1: Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte

address 2: MAINCY

postcode: 77950

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