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 once an hour from Gare de l’Est to Verneuil l’Etang (direction Provins; 35 min.; 8.40€ adults, 4.20€ children ages 4–10), but the shuttle bus (“Chateaubus”) only runs from the train station to Vaux-le-Vicomte certain times of the day (consult the schedule on the website; 10€ adults round-trip, 25€ during candlelit evenings, 5€ students and children ages 6–16, free for children ages 5 and under; cash only on-site, or pay online beforehand). There are also trains from Gare de Lyon to Melun (30 min; 8.30€ adults, 4.20€ children ages 4–10), but then you must take a taxi from the station 8 km (5 miles) to Vaux-le-Vicomte (15€–18€ each way). From April to October, day tour packages include transport from the center of Paris and visits to both Vaux-le-Vicomte and Fontainebleau (www.pariscityvision.com; from 79€ per adult).
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.