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Visit Vaux le Vicomte

Vaux le Vicomte, a furnished castle, gardens, carriage museum and exhibition, is open daily and evenings.

 

March 25 to November 12 -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (château closed between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

 

During the 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.

 

Admission: daylight visit between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 12 euros

Candlelight visit from 8 p.m. to midnight 15 euros.

 

Getting there

Catch the train at Gare de Lyon (25 minute ride) to Melun

Catch the RER D at le Châtelet to Melun station.

 

From Melun station, it is 6 km to the Château. Take either a taxi or the Chateaubus shuttle in front of the "café de la gare".

 

Price: 3,50 euros one way/7 euros round trip (pay the driver directly).

 

The Chateaubus shuttle runs Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays between March 25 and November 12, 2006.

 

Taxi: one-way fare up to 4 persons is about 15 euros during the day; 18-20 euros in the evenings or on Sundays.

 

Ask your concierge to arrange the taxi ahead of time.

 

Lynn 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 English."

 

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Shuttle: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from June 18 to October 2, 2005; one-way fare is 3 euros per person or 6 euros round trip.

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Further information

For further information regarding a map, your visit, the weather, history of the château, newsletter, photos, events and dates, etc. visit their website.

 

For disabled visitors

Visit their website for access details, wheelchairs, and what to expect at the château.

 

From Lynn:

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