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


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.
    • On weekends, holidays, and candlelit evenings, you can take our Chateaubus from Melun. For the schedule click here, and to book the Chateaubus, which MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE 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 our direct coach (exclusively on Candlelit evenings Saturdays (from May 14th to October 1st)).

  • Departure Paris 26-28 Place de la Nation (in front of the Casino supermarketmap below) : 4:30pm.  Arrival at Vaux-le-Vicomte around 6pm
  • Return from Vaux-le-Vicomte: 11:30pm. Arrival at Paris 26-28 Place de la Nation: 12:15am

To book the coach, which MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE, click here.

Chateaubus spot: Please note that due to the closing of certain metro stations line 14, the location of the shuttle to Vaux le Vicomte will change – Starting on August 5th,2022.
Departure of the shuttle to Vaux le Vicomte will be in front of the Casino supermarket, 26-28 Place de la Nation, between the restaurant Le Dalou and the Irish Pub. Metro Nation ( RER A or metro Ligne 1,2,6,9) exit avenue du Trone

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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