Castle of Vaux le Vicomte

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - FranceThis castle, one of most beautiful in Ile de France, has been built between 1656 and 1661 by Louis Le Vau for Nicolas Fouquet, superintendent of the finances of Mazarin. The gardens have been designed by the young Le Nôtre.

The opening ceremonial in great pomp was done in presence of the young king Louis XIV. The castle beauty induced the king's jealousy and et perhaps was the cause of Fouquet's disgrace, his imprisoning for life and the seizing of all his goods.

Some people consider that it inspired Versailles to the Sun King, in response to its magnificence.

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Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 230 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 195 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 171 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 135 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1181 - 166 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 300 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1601 x 1203 - 234 ko

French style garden - Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

French style garden - Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 172 ko

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1209 - 148 ko

Park - Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

Park - Castle of Vaux le Vicomte - France

1600 x 1206 - 249 ko

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