A meeting of the arts, good taste and refinement, Vaux-le-Vicomte today reflects French 17th-century way of life. Visit the fully decorated and furnished chÃ¢teau, the French garden and the carriage museum. Explore the gardens from an electric buggy and admire the panoramic views from the dome.
Spotlight on Families
This architectural splendour of the 17th century was built for Nicolas Fouquet, Superintendent of Finances in France under King Louis XIV. The Sun King was so impressed by the splendour of this beautiful white stone building and the French gardens designed by Le NÃ´tre, that he was inspired to build [Versailles](/en/chateau-de-versailles/).
Discover the ChÃ¢teau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in your own way. Explore the 35 hectares of parkland and admire the beautiful views of the ChÃ¢teau and garden from one of the electric buggies which are available for hire. In summer, relive the magic of 17th-century festivities with the ChÃ¢teau bathed in the light of [thousands of candles](/en/products/vaux-le-vicomte-castle-candlelit-evening/) and a backdrop of classical music.
Children will love the booklets containing scavenger hunts and puzzles which are included with a child's admission ticket. While the kids are having fun, admire the views from the terrace of the Ecureuil, a self-service restaurant located in a wing of one of the chÃ¢teau's outbuildings .
â¢ Explore Le NÃ´tre's garden Note:
â¢ Pushchair access (in the gardens only)
Facilities and services:
â¢ Ticket office (discount available for groups of 20+ people)
â¢ Audio guides in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese and Japanese
â¢ Guided tours (booking required)
â¢ Venue hire: seminars and receptions
â¢ Catering options for groups in Le Relais de l'Ãcureuil (lunch, dinner, snacks, wine and cheese tasting)
â¢ Champagne bar Le Songe de Vaux in the French garden (during candlelit evenings)
â¢ Children's tours: costume hire, workshops and educational tools, tour led by a guide in period dress
Events and activities:
â¢ Activities for adult and school groups
â¢ Easter egg hunts
â¢ Water show every 2nd and last Saturday of the month 15:00 â 18:00
â¢ Grand SiÃ¨cle day: 17th-century events, costume hire
â¢ Complot Ã la Cour and L'obscure affaire des poisons treasure hunts, and Fouquet's Challenges on touch-screen tablets
â¢ Candlelit tours: the ChÃ¢teau and garden are bathed in the light of 2000 candles every Saturday evening from May to October
â¢ Christmas celebrations with thousands of decorations and roaring fires AndrÃ© Le NÃ´tre exhibition
â¢ Heritage Day
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