This château has two significantly inspired events. One was the tragic downfall of Fouquet, a minister who paid the ... More
Château de Vaux le Vicomte
This château has two significantly inspired events. One was the tragic downfall of Fouquet, a minister who paid the price of life imprisonment because King Louis XIV was jealous of his beautiful château. And under the influence of Fouquet, Vaux-le-Vicomte became a haven for French artists, writers and sculptors who gave their all for the glory of the residence. Check the website for information on the different visits. There is a candlelight visit that is going to be apt for all the lovebirds. Hours vary throughout the year and you can buy passes for more than one day; see the website or call for more information.
Having been to Versailles, I wanted to see something else. I found that this was the inspiration for Versailles, so off we went. I was extremely glad we went. The chateau is amazing. The ceiling frescoes and marble flooring are very elegant. I can see why Louis XIV was jealous. The best part was that it was not in the least crowded. We walked up, got tickets, and leisurely went through the building and gardens without any "pardon, pardon".
The Chateau Des Comtes De Challes Chateaux and Hotels De France is located in the vicinity of Chambery, the historical
capital of Savoie and only one hour away, from major cities like Geneva and Lyon.The hotel offers cosy and ...
Hotel Details:28 Rooms. Multi lingual Staff. Pets Allowed. Photocopy Service. Meeting Facilities. Common/Public Areas Accessible to Wheelchairs. Pet Fee Ind.
A V Equipment Rental. Fax (For Guests). Common Area Wireless Access. Room Service. Restaurant in Hotel.
This is the most interesting château to visit in the region, not so much for the architecture (although it is
a handsome specimen of typical local architecture) as for the wonderful gardens and decorated rooms. They are a rare ...