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Baroque Architecture

Vaux-le-Vicomte

The Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in 1658-61 for Nicholas Fouquet, the finance minister of Louis XIV. The architects were Louis LeVau and Jules Hardouin-Mansart; the gardens were designed by André LeNôtre. Fouquet was jailed shortly after the opening celebrations of the chateau, and Louis XIV afterwards employed the designers for his palace at Versailles.
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France 
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France 
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France 
Vaux-le-Vicomte,
France



 

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