Visiting Vaux-le-Vicomte: Like Versailles, But Different

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (and its grounds) seen at a distance.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as seen from the south. Photo by Eveline de Bruin via Pixabay.
The moat and front of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as seen from the north. Photo by Whitney Brown.
The grounds of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (parterres, basins, grotto, statues) on a summer night.
The grounds of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte on a summer evening. Photo by Whitney Brown.
A tour group pauses on the front stairs of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
A tour group at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Photo by Whitney Brown.
The library in the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, complete with a black-and-white checkered floor.
The library of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Photo by Whitney Brown.
The muse Polyhymnia painted by Charles Le Brun at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Part of the mural in the Chambre des Muses at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Photo by Eveline de Bruin via Pixabay.
Swan boats floating under cotton-candy skies just outside the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
Swan boats floating on a canal outside the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Photo by Whitney Brown.
Sunset at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (near Melun, France) on a summer night.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte at sunset on a summer night. Photo by Whitney Brown.
The statues, hedges, ponds, trees, alleys, and grotto of the grounds of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The grounds of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, designed by André Le Nôtre, during Golden Hour. Photo by Whitney Brown.
A crowd gathers during a candlelit evening at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte during one of its popular candlelit evenings. Photo by Whitney Brown.
A summer evening at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, seen here with its moat.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte and its moat on a summer evening. Photo by Whitney Brown.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as seen from the garden. Photo by Whitney Brown.
Gilded accents and a statue of a woman outside the Château de Versailles.
Details outside the Château de Versailles. Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc via Unsplash.
A gilded statue of Hercules on the grounds of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
A statue of Hercules on the grounds of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Photo by Eveline de Bruin via Pixabay.

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Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown

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Whitney Brown is a travel writer who believes in integrating climate and environmental themes into her work. She also loves archaeology and floral design.