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Opening times and dates of the estate


Horloge du Château Vaux le Vicomte


EVERYDAY (Day visit)
From March 9th to November 11th, 2014
From 10 am to 6pm 

The Estate is open on July 14th and August 15th




From March 29th to October 11th, 2014
Between 3 and 6 pm 


SATURDAY EVENING (Candlelit visits)
From May 3rd to October 4th, 2014
Until midnight


DECEMBER AND JANUARY from 10:30 am to 6pm, on the following days : 
- November 29th and 30th; December 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th.
- Everyday from December 20th, 2014 to January 4th, 2015 (except on December 25th and January 1st)

On December 24th and 31st, the estate closes its doors at 5pm.

Please note pets are not allowed in the Estate.

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How to get there



  • PARIS – château de Vaux le Vicomte – château de Fontainebleau – PARIS

Package including transportation from the center of Paris (address : 2 rue des Pyramides – Paris 1st Arrdt) with Cityrama-Parisvision.
+ tickets for visits with audio-guide to both chateaux, Vaux le Vicomte and Fontainebleau in the same day.

Departure at 9:15a.m. – Return around 06:15p.m. EVERYDAY from March 31st to October 31st, EXCEPT ON TUESDAYS.

Information and bookings



BY CAR : 55kms from Paris – 1 hour

Take the A4 or A6 motorway, then follow signs to Troyes via the motorway A5.
The nearest motorway exit to the Château is Exit No.15 signposted to Saint Germain Laxis.

GPS: First enter the municipal area of Maincy, and you will then find the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte on the D215 local departmental road. GPS co-ordinates (Lat x Long): 48.568727000, 2.713580000

BY TRAIN : from Gare de Lyon to Melun – direct trains every 30min – Duration : 30 min.

In Melun, possibility of taxi (+33 (0) 1 64 52 51 50) or shuttle « ChateauBus » on week ends and public holidays from March 29th to November 11th. (Distance=6km) and on Saturdays from May to October (candlelight visit) 

Please download here the shuttle 2014 schedule


Admission prices


Special operation: “culture is a child’s play”:
Every Wednesdays, one free ticket (for an under 16 year-old child) per one adult ticket locally purchased (full or reduced price)

Please note to get a reduced price, you’ll have to show a proof at the entrance.

We wish to leave you with an unforgettable memory of your visit, and to this end the Vaux le Vicomte estate includes two restaurants where visitors may enjoy lunch (or dinner on Saturday evenings only), with a number of electric golf cars placed at your disposal so you can get to them easily. To bring your visit to a close, our bookshop offers you a wide range of souvenirs and fine books that may interest you.

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People with reduced mobility

Arrangements have been made so that people with reduced mobility can access as much of the estate as possible, despite its many cobbled areas and stairs. Wheelchairs are available at the ticket desks in the entrance area and electric cars are available for hire to facilitate mobility around the gardens. Please do not hesitate to approach our staff should you have any specific requirements. They are there to help.

  • Reserved parking spaces and disabled toilets at the estate’s entrance.
    • Reduced entry price
    • Possibility of visiting the ground floor of the castle (please note this does involve around 30 steps; the staff are at your disposal should you require any assistance)
    • Access to the cafeteria