Visit Vaux le Vicomte
Vaux le Vicomte, a
furnished castle, gardens, carriage museum and exhibition, is open daily
to November 12 -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (château closed between 1 p.m. and 2
weekends and holidays, a navette/shuttle is provided so it is not
necessary to cab it.
Candlelight evenings - every Saturday from May 6 to October 14 (except
Fridays in July and August and September 9) 8 p.m. to midnight.
daylight visit between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 12 euros
Candlelight visit from 8 p.m. to midnight 15 euros.
train at Gare de Lyon (25 minute ride) to Melun
Catch the RER
D at le Châtelet to Melun station.
is 6 km to the Château. Take either a taxi or the
Chateaubus shuttle in front of the "café de la gare".
euros one way/7 euros round trip (pay the driver directly).
shuttle runs Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays between March 25
and November 12, 2006.
one-way fare up to 4 persons is about 15 euros during the day; 18-20
euros in the evenings or on Sundays.
concierge to arrange the taxi ahead of time.
recommends calling Matias Enrico (from Portugal) at 06 07 94 07 21. He
works for Radio Taxi Melunais..."When I told him to pick us up at a
certain time (from the Château), he was there; he was charming and spoke
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from June 18 to October 2, 2005; one-way
fare is 3 euros per person or 6 euros round trip.
information regarding a map, your visit, the weather, history of the
château, newsletter, photos, events and dates, etc. visit their
website for access
details, wheelchairs, and what to expect at the château.
I organized a small group with the help of darling
wonderful Nicolas Avril. The group went to Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte on a
Saturday when the candles light the grounds and the Chateau. Nicolas
had a taxi waiting for us when the train arrived. That made all the
difference as there are no taxis in Melun waiting for anybody in front
of the station. It was all so easy and truly a wonderful experience.
Photos taken from the Vaux le Vicomte website