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Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle Travel Guide
Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle (© JONATHAN -
Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle.


This lavish baroque château was built for Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of finances of Louis XIV. Designed to impress the king, it exceeded its purpose. Fouquet was arrested on charges of misappropriation of public funds and the castle was seized by the envious king.

Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle, Ile-de-France (© Dan Breckwoldt |
Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle.

Opening Hours & Admission

The château is open daily from 17th March to 11th November, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (until 5:30 pm from 1st November to 31st March). The ticket office closes 40 minutes before the closing time. The Trianon Palaces and Marie-Antoinette's Estate are only open from 12:00 noon to 6:30 pm (5:30 pm in the low season). The park and garden are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Tickets for the short visit (state apartments, basement, kitchen, Fouquet exhibition, carriage museum, and gardens) cost 14 € for adults and 11 € for concessions. The full visit (same + private apartments on the 1st floor) costs respectively 16 € and 13 €. Access to the garden only is 8 €. Audioguides in 7 languages are available for an extra 2 €.

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