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Set in the Almont valley, the château of Vaux-le-Vicomte («vaux» being a place name relating to the Latin vallis meaning valley) is a 17th Century masterpiece. It was built for Nicolas Fouquet, who brought together all the finest artists of the period: the architect Louis Le Vau, the decorator Charles Le Brun and the gardener André Le Nôtre. It aroused the envy of King Louis XIV.
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Le Nôtre (1613-1700) can be said to have attained perfection in the art of French-style gardens, of which Vaux-le-Vicomte is an admirable example. Flower beds and box trees are laid out in arabesques called Turkish carpets, fountains play in the symm..
This château is one of the most handsome masterpieces of the 17C. It was built for Nicolas Fouquet by major artists such as Louis Le Vau, Charles Le Brun and André Le Nôtre between 1656 and 1661. At a party on 17 August 1661, Louis XIV became jealous..