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From Melun: Vaux-le-Vicomte Day Trip with Chateaubus Shuttle

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Explore the castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte from Melun for half a day. Learn about the artistry of the estate built in the 17th century with audio guides.


  • Be mesmerized by the 17th-century grandeur of the French castle on a half-day trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte with a shuttle bus. Click here to view the shuttle timetable.

  • Explore Le Nôtre's stunning gardens with vast terraces cascading down a hillside and formal landscaping that inspired the Palace of Versailles.

  • Learn about the castle’s architectural past with your audioguide as you take in the intricate paneling, paintings, sculptures, and period furniture.

  • Walk the same castle halls that saw the power struggle between King Louise XIV and his finance minister and discover their story!

  • Did you know? Vaux-le-Vicomte's pool tricks your eyes! Stand in the right spot and the round pool turns oval!


  • Half-day trip to Vaux-le-Vicomte castle

  • Entry to the castle

  • Audio guide in English, French, German, and Chinese

  • Round-trip bus transfers


  • Train tickets from Paris to Melun train station

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Immerse yourself in French history

Step back in time as you approach the Vaux-le-Vicomte castle from Melun, France --- in your local shuttle bus. The castle is a masterpiece of the French architect Lois Le Vau and the towering chimneys hint at the innovative heating systems within along with the French formal style design that would dominate European architecture for years to come. Marvel at the 17th-century intricate French paneling, and paintings, with your multilingual guide narrating stories behind each stunning piece. Delve into the captivating story of the power struggle between King Louis XIV and his finance minister, Nicolas Fouquet, whose ambition and extravagant tastes left a lasting mark on French history.

A day of discovery at Vaux-le-Vicomte castle

Beyond the castle walls, a wonderland awaits. Explore Le Notre's breathtaking formal gardens that inspired the iconic gardens of Versailles. Imagine strolling along vast terraces cascading down the hillside and take in the manicured landscapes. Stand at the central allée, a dramatic visual axis that creates a sense of awe and grandeur. See if you can spot the clever optical illusion hidden within the gardens – a round pool that appears strangely oval from a specific vantage point!

Additional information

  • Guide dogs are allowed

  • Click here to view the shuttle timetable.


  • This experience has a reduced entry price for disabled people.

  • The venue provides toilets for the disabled

  • Electric cars are available for rent to visit the French Formal Garden

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Boarding point

  • Board your shuttle Outside Melun station.

  • Address: 15 Av. Gallieni, 77000 Melun, France.

Get directions to the boarding point

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