Vaux Le Vicomte
Magnificent baroque, moated château with formal gardens.
By La Vallée Village
30 August 2019
One of France's finest châteaux, Vaux le Vicomte was the residence of Nicolas Fouquet (1615-1680), a faithful minister falsely imprisoned for theft who gathered around him the finest artists, writers and poets of the time.
All have left their mark on this magnificent estate, which merits a full day's visit to view the lavish interiors, extensive formal and ornamental grounds complete with dramatic fountains and horse-drawn carriage museum.
Gaze in wonder at this fantasy creation that remains as resplendent as in Fouquet's day.