Access for visitors with reduced mobility
In order to elevate the château and vary the garden vistas, Louis Le Vau and André Le Notre incorporate numerous sets of steps in their design. Paths are paved with cobblestones. In order to make the building and grounds accessible to all, Vaux-le-Vicomte has undertaken a comprehensive assessment of the needs and requirements of disabled visitors.
As a first step, four new electric buggies will enable wheelchair users to explore the formal gardens.
Interactive tablets: a new learning experience
To fulfil its mission as a “palace for the arts,” Vaux-le-Vicomte must continue to inspire visitors through its collections, special events, and educational experiences. From Spring 2015, an interactive tablet will replace the current audio-guide. Two itineraries, “Vaux-le-Vicomte, A Palace for the Arts” and “Nicolas Fouquet, Collector and Patron” will allow visitors to deepen their knowledge of the collections, the history of the site, the talent of the craftspeople who preserve it, and the stories of those who have lived and worked there.
The new video-guides also will be specially adapted for people with disabilities (hearing, visually and motor impaired) to discover this 17th century masterpiece.
Budget : 400 000€