The first of its kind, the luxurious Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in the forests outside Paris in the mid-17th century for Nicolas Fouquet, King Louis XIV’s superintendent of finance. It immediately set a new standard for architecture, design and French luxury – a magnificence that enraged the king. Seized with jealousy after visiting it, ordered Fouquet’s exile then used the same artists and architects to build the Château of Versailles in an attempt to out-do it.
On this exclusive visit, including private transportation to the Château, you’ll enjoy an in-depth experience of this often-overlooked masterpiece of French history. You’ll walk in the footsteps of royalty, hear the tragic story of Fouquet, and meet a member of the de Vogüé family, who still live on and maintain this privately-owned estate.