Vaux-le-Vicomte: a harmonious communion between architecture and landscapes...

The largest private château in France is a jewel from the middle of the 17th century, when Nicolas FOUQUET drew on the services of the most brilliant artists of his time: Louis le Vau, the painter Charles Le Brun and the landscapist André le Nôtre.


Quartier Henri IV Place d'armes
77300 Fontainebleau

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This château and the garden are constructed with a superbly mastered view of more than 3 km. These sumptuous parties hosting up to 3000 guests made a big impression on Louis XIV, who modelled Versailles on it and summoned the same artists!

Every Tuesday, we welcome you at the Villages Nature reception at 14:00 for a coach departure at 14:15 precisely for an afternoon at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Located at Maincy, around thirty kilometres from Villages Nature, we offer you a timeless visit to one of the most impressive French estates. A costume awaits your children on their arrival and an audio guide will be offered to you to find out more about the history of Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The visit takes place in four sections, on the first floor you will find the private apartments of Nicolas Fouquet, then on the ground floor the state rooms.
You will finish your visit with the behind the scenes aspects of the château, discovering the kitchen!
You will then visit the classical gardens which stretch over more than 33 hectares... Be charmed by the beauty of this formal garden, take the time to savour this moment. The beauty of this place will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Finally, you will be able to discover the museum of horse drawn carriages where magnificent old cars and their accessories are displayed.
At 18:00 precisely your coach will be waiting at the place where you were dropped off to take you back to Villages Nature.

- Departure 14:15 every Tuesday
- 3h on site
- Return at 19:00 to your cottage

The +:
- Souvenir shop
- Restaurant on site (open from 10:00 to 18:00) – possible to have a drink in the afternoon.


  • Openning

    From 25/11/2017 to 07/01/2018.

    From 25/03 to 05/11/2018.

  • Costs

    Adult: €44
    Child (3 to 6 years): €33
    Free for under 3s

    The price includes
    - Return trip on an air-conditioned bus
    - Entry tickets for the castle
    - Costumes for the children (up to 11 years old)
    - Audioguides for adults

    The price does not include
    - Personal expenses.