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Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a baroque French chateau located in Maincy, near Melun, southeast of Paris, France. It was built between 1658 and 1661 by Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of finances to King Louis XIV of France, as a showcase of his wealth and power. The chateau was designed by the architect Louis Le Vau and decorated by the painters Charles Le Brun and Philippe de Champaigne, among others.

Vaux-le-Vicomte became a symbol of French grandeur and an inspiration for other grand residences, such as the Palace of Versailles. However, Nicolas Fouquet's fall from grace and his subsequent imprisonment in the Bastille led to the chateau's decline and neglect.

Today, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte is a popular tourist destination, known for its magnificent baroque architecture, its beautiful gardens, and its rich history. It offers guided tours, a museum, and a popular night-time illumination show.