HD Guided Vaux Le Vicomte with Licensed Driver-Guide


Guided tour of the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte, see what inspired Louis XIV to build Versailles


You think you that magnificent castles around Paris are limited to Versailles and Fontainebleau? Think again, this tour may be a real discovery for you, one that which you will always remember.

Your private Licensed Driver-Guide will pick you up directly from your hotel, before heading 35 miles to the southeast of Paris. Direction Vaux le Vicomte castle, one of the most beautiful castles in France with a fascinating history.

Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace was the tragic setting of the downfall of Nicolas Fouquet, the faithful tax collector and minister of Louis XIV. Fouquet paid the price of life imprisonment, victim of the jealousy of King Louis XIV, humiliated by the demonstration of power and good taste of his minister.

This little Palace is actually the teamwork of a little group of artists and builders who later created for the king the famous Versailles Palace. Thus, Vaux-le-Vicomte could be perceived as the first draft of Versailles, a small version that already contains all the great ideas that would be developed later in the Palace of Louis XIV. French artists, painters and sculptors gave the best of their talents to the glory of Vaux, a preserved genuine masterpiece of the French 17th Century.

This tour will be an exceptional opportunity to learn about this exceptional period of French history, the tragedy of Fouquet, his relationship with the king, visiting superbly adorned and decorated rooms of the Palace. Then you will visit the charming French-style gardens designed by Le Nôtre and conceived on a straight-lined perspective that also include an invisible fountain and canal. A pure gem of optical research.

So you will have visited a place that may have not been on your original bucket list but you will wonder why it wasn’t!


Pick-up, drop off Hotel
Skip the line ticket



Essential informations

Duration: 5h
Meeting time: 08h30 or 13h30
Meeting point: Lobby of your Hotel
Availability & close out dates: Daily from April 1st to October 31st
Cancellation Policy:
7 days or more in advance: full refund of monies paid *
Less than 7 days: 50% of monies paid *
24 hours or less: non-refund of the monies paid
*  Except for all the non-refundable tickets required for bookings (Versailles tickets, Cruise tickets, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Orsay, etc…)

COVID-19 Safety measures

Disinfecting seats, arm rests and handles, between each service with a disposable antiseptic cloth
Airing of the vehicle interior after each service
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks are available on our vehicle for the clients in case of mandatory wearing of masks