The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French château located in Maincy, near Melun, 55 kilometers (34 mi) southeast of Paris in the Seine-et-Marne département of France. Constructed from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, the superintendent of finances of Louis XIV, the château was an influential work of architecture in mid-17th-century Europe.
At Vaux-le-Vicomte, the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect André le Nôtre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of the "Louis XIV style" combining architecture, interior design, and landscape design. The garden's pronounced visual axis is an example of this style.
This set of three is a sure winner with those who love ancient architecture. It has been framed in a grand black and gold frame.