This guided tour leads you to discover the history of the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte through the centuries. From its creation in the f14th century, through the acquisition and restoration in the 19th century by the Sommier family, to its management by the Vogué brothers.
Vaux le Vicomte is located in the village of Maincy in Seine-et-Marne, 55 km from Paris. It is considered the largest private castle in France, built by Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of finance of Louis XIV. This architectural and decorative masterpiece was largely the product of three geniuses: the architect Louis Le Vau, the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun and the landscape gardener André Le Nôtre. Vaux le Vicomte served as a model for the construction of the Palace of Versailles.
Inside you will get to know the rooms of the Sun King, the richly decorated Apparatus Halls and also the kitchen where the chef François Vatel invented for Louis XIV a dessert that would later become the famous Chantilly cream.
It is a work that dazzles by its elegance, its refinement and its dimensions.
After visiting the interior of the castle, with your guide you will explore the immense gardens. The French garden is arranged around a perspective of more than 3 km in a space of 40 hectares. The place is an extraordinary setting.