- The most significant private property classified as a historical monument today.
- The genius of three renowned artists serving one man, Nicolas Fouquet – architect Louis Le Vau, painter Charles Le Brun, and landscape architect André Le Nôtre.
- Splendor, glory and downfall: a tragic fate. The destruction of one man by Louis XIV, the role of D’Artagnan and his musketeers.
- The art of the garden during the reign of Louis XIV (the grand siècle), the first French formal garden – order, precision, and nobility.
Tour 1: half-day classic tour (transfer + visit + free time)
Relive the splendors and pageantry of the 18th century at Vaux le Vicomte castle. Discover with your guide this magical place…the Italian oval salon and the state apartments. Plunge into a historical medley – from La Fontaine, great French poet and friend of Fouquet, to Molière, to Mesdames de Sévigné and de Scudéry.
Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from March 17 to November 11, 2012
Open May 1, May 8, July 14, August 15, and November 11
Direct, no-lines access: reservation required for groups (30 people maximum per guide)