Tickets for Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte + Audio Guide

Vintage toys, twinkling lights and animations. It's Christmas at the château!

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 18:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 18:00
Friday:  10:00 - 18:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 18:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 18:00
Monday:  10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday:  10:00 - 18:00
  • Visit the magnificent Baroque masterpiece of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the inspiration for the Palace of Versailles
  • Explore the King's chambers, the Grand Salon, the manicured French gardens, the Dome, Carriage Museum, servants quarters and more
  • An audio guide provides historical context to the ostentatious surroundings, making the experience even more immersive

Take your inner aristocrat out for a walk, with a visit to the jaw-dropping grandeur of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Wander the ornate halls with refined dignity, stroll the sprawling manicured gardens (spare a thought for the gardener), and refine your idea of expensive taste!

Thinking about building a grandiose palace surrounded by vast manicured gardens? Get some inspiration at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte! This is where the Palace of Versailles was dreamed up, and ooh la la, it's obvious!

Explore this extravagant Baroque masterpiece at your own pace, or with an audio guide that will fill in every decorative detail of the palace's opulent facade, lavish rooms, formal French gardens and Carriage Museum.

Drink in the dramatic views across the gardens from the enormous dome, make some interior design notes in the King’s Room and the Grand Salon, and see where decadent royal banquets were cooked up in the basement kitchens.

Just try not to imagine what the monthly heating bill must be.

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What's included
Entrance to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Entrance to the Carriage Museum
Entrance to the gardens
Audio guide
Access to the dome
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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Maincy, 77950, Paris
Key info
Audio guide
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Portuguese
Additional info

Getting there

Take the train line P from Paris Gare de l'Est to Verneuil l'Etang (35 minutes travel time), and continue from there with the shuttle bus ('châteaubus') to the castle (bus ticket must be paid in cash).

Insider tip

Landscape architect André le Nôtre designed many of the gardens' features to be narrower at one end, so they actually appear smaller than they are. This way the visitor is perpetually surprised by the actual size. This trick doesn't show up in photos - it has to be experienced in person!

Jan 6, 2019
A good view and much more peaceful than the palace Vance
Oct 10, 2018
Made everything too easy, thank you.
Aug 13, 2018
Enchanting historical visit of a beautifully maintained house and garden
Jul 7, 2019
Excelente trato😊
May 31, 2019
Nous y sommes allé avec deux enfants ado (13 et 15) et une senior (80 ans). A notre surprise, il y avait un set audio compris dans le prix du billet.... et quelle experience! c'était vraiment formidable. La qualité sonore, l'immersion totale dans les récits et actes (oui, ce n'est pas que de la narration monotone, mais des mini-actes de la vie de Fouquet) On en resort avec une connaissance vraiment intime de ce personnage. Avec ceci, des salles magnifique, et une maquette du domaine avec recit qui ne donne qu'une envie: aller decouvrir les jardins le plus vite possible :)
Dans l'ensemble, comptez 90mins pour le chateau, puis 30-90mins (en fonction de vos envies) dans le jardin, avec une petite glace/repas a la sortie.
Un régal
Dec 15, 2018
Superbe visite dans un café magnifique a voir absolument
Oct 27, 2018
Oct 20, 2018
Très belle visite commentée d’un magnifique château
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 10, 2018
Excellente journée dans ce grand domaine en pleine campagne qui accueille le magnifique château dans son paysage, ses nombreux bassins, l'intérieur même du bâtiment avec ses grandes salles, son mobilier, le tout parfaitement entretenu. On comprend, sans l'approuver, la jalousie de Louis XIV.
On peut déjeuner en libre-service pour un prix tout à fait raisonnable, en extérieur - vivement recommandé lorsqu'il fait beau. Il y a aussi 2 espaces "pique-nique" pour familles et enfants ou entre amis. Le château propose également des événements culturels, sportifs ... tout au long de l'année.

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