Chateau Vaux le Vicomte Paris Region
The grandiose and awe-inspiring Château de Vaux-de-Vicomte is one of Europe's most influential and most important architectural landmarks. Vaux-le-Vicomte is the inspiration behind the Palace of Versailles. It was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of finances of King Louis XIV. The architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of the "Louis XIV style" combining architecture, interior design and landscape design. This unique and enchanting visit includes the amazing interior of the chateau with its exquisite private apartments and sumptuous state rooms. The interior is lavishly decorated with stunning gilded walls, statues, tapestries, and the era's finest furnishings. Another of the château's wonderful features is its amazingly beautiful Le Notre designed gardens, perfect for a moderate stroll or a golf cart ride. Complete with fountains, canals and stone curbs, the gardens contain a fascinating optical illusion, distorting its distance depending on from where you look at it. The Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte is famous, among many things, for being the venue chosen by Eva Longorio and Tony Parker for their wedding reception. It was also Drax's Chateau in the James Bond Moonraker and was used as the backdrop for Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. This breath taking Chateau is run by the fifth generation family owners and you may well bump into Jean-Charles or Alexandre de Vogue during your visit as they regularly welcome visitors personally.