"Vaux le Vicomte-the gardens" Melun Things to Do Tip by Dabs

Melun Things to Do: 12 reviews and 57 photos

by Dabs

After visiting the chateau, we spent a bit of time wandering around in the gardens, French formal gardens designed by André Le Nôtre, the landscape designer for Fontainebleau and Versailles. The gardens here are noted as the 1st formal French garden and the 1st major project for Le Nôtre.

Most of the gardens are walkable, however, you can rent an electric golf cart to get around. The grand canal would take a bit of time to get around on foot so we stopped when we reached it. The best view of the garden is from above in dome which you can access if you purchase the full pass to the chateau.

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  • Updated Nov 6, 2011
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