Chez Drax: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Hugo Drax's estate in Moonraker (1979)

Hugo Drax's estate in Moonraker (1979)

So where is Hugo Drax’s gargantuan mansion in Moonraker (1979) in real life?

Nope, not in California as the movie says…It’s Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 16th century chateau just southeast of Paris, France.

It’s a popular architectural wonder from the times of Louis XIV, which can be visited today. You can check out their official site here: http://www.vaux-le-vicomte.com/en/

Quite the spread:

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris, France - Hugo Drax's estate in Moonraker (1979)

Or as 007 would say, “Magnificent.”

Sir Roger Moore as James Bond in Moonraker (1979)