Though it’s close to Paris, Vaux-le-Vicomte is not easy to reach by mass transit. By car, take the A4 east to the N104 south to Vert Saint-Denis, then the D82 east to Vaux-le-Vicomte (its GPS coordinates are Maincy, D215 road, 48.568727000, 2.713580000). Trains run from Gare de Lyon to Melun (25 min.;; tel. 36-358. 9€ adults, 4.50€ children ages 4–10), Then you’ll need to take taxi (about 20€ or, if it’s a weekend, a shuttle bus (“Châteaubus”) from the Melun train station (6€ per person round trip; free for children 11 and under).

Vaux-le-Vicomte is only open from the end of March through early November and a few weekends during the Christmas holidays (see website for exact dates).
Visitor Information — The nearest tourist office is in Melun at 26 pl. St-Jean (; tel. 01-64-52-64-52).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.