Getting to Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris is easy and takes under 1 hour!


From Paris: Line R + Shuttle from Melun station

From Paris by public transportation:

    • Take the RER R train to Melun from Gare de Lyon (it is a 30-minute direct train). You can purchase tickets in front of the track.
    • When you arrive in Melun take a 10-minute taxi or Uber* to the chateau.
    • Take our Chateaubus shuttle from Melun: Every Saturday and Sunday from 18 November to 22 December, then every day during the school holidays from 23 December to 7 January 2024. For the schedule click here, and to book the Chateaubus click here.

Chateaubus spot: Melun, Avenue Gallieni in front of the Café de la Gare

*TAXIS from Melun Station:

If you take a taxi from Melun Station to Vaux le Vicomte, here are the approximative fares ( they use the taxi meter) :

  • Melun Station to vaux during the day : 18-20€
  • Vaux- Melun station during the day : 20-25€
  • Add 5 € one way during night hours
  • You may have to add another 5€ if the taxi has to go around the long plane tree road leading to the château , when it is closed.

Please avoid the non official taxis who do not have a licence nor a taxi meter. Also, your insurance will not cover you in case of accident.

From Paris by public transportation:

Booking to come.

  • Only during Candlelight Eveings (on Saturdays from May 20 to September 30 and on Fridays from July to August) – For the schedule click here, on page 2
  • Châteaubus spot in Paris: 26, 28 bis Place de la Nation, in front of the Casino supermarket, Nation metro station (exit Avenue du Trône)

From Paris by car:

map from Paris

  • Take the A4 or A6 motorway, then follow signs to Troyes via the motorway A5.
  • Take exit 15 and follow the signs to the chateau.

Parking is free.


Or enjoy a day at Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau with one of our partners:

  • Paris CityVISION has a package that includes transportation from central Paris (2, rue des Pyramides), admission, and audioguides to both Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau.
  • Bluefox Travel offers excursions by minibus to both Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau


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