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The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Maincy (77)

SCI VALTERRE - Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

RL&Associés, Architecte du Patrimoine
Thierry Montagne, Economiste de la Construction

Civil architecture
Parks and gardens

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte - Maincy (77)

The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, located in the commune of Maincy (77), was built form 1656 onwards for Nicolas Fouquet, Louis XIV's superintendent of finance. Designed by great artists : the architect Le Vau, the painter Le Brun and the landscape gardener Le Nôtre, it is an architectural masterpiece of the second half of the 17th century.
Sealed after Fouquet's imprisonment, it was bought in 1705 by the Maréchal de Villars, on of teh greatest military leaders. Owned bye Choiseul-Praslin family between 1765 and 1875, the estate was acquired by Alfred Sommier, a wealthy French refiner, who undertook major restorations, notbly of the gardens, in order to restore Vaux-le-Vicomte to its former splendour.
Since 1967, the estate has belonged to the Vogüe family, heirs of Alfred Sommier, and remains the moste important private property classified as a Historic Monument since 1875.
The Rl& Associés firm is currently in charge of the work on the entire estate.