This impressive palace built by Louis XIV’s finance superintendent Nicolas Fouquet stands tall amidst splendidly landscaped gardens with elaborate fountains.
The palace and gardens look ethereally beautiful when they are illuminated with over 2000 candles in the evening. The classical music playing in the gardens recreates the romance and charm of this 17th century palace in all its splendour.
This package includes an audio tour of the stately rooms and apartments, a visit to see the collection of centuries old horse-drawn carriages at the Carriage Museum and dinner in a converted stable.
06 May - 30 Sep: SaturdayDuration
7.5 hoursStart time
From your central hotel in Paris. (Please mention your hotel and its address at the time of booking for pick up. Kindly reconfirm pick up upon arrival in Paris).
Your hotel in Paris
You will be picked up from your hotel in Paris at 5:30pm in an air-conditioned minivan for a delightful evening at the Palace of Vaux-Le-Vicomte.
This French Baroque palace located in Maincy was built between 1658 and 1661 by Nicolas Fouquet, the superintendent of finances in the court of Louis XIV. The palace was the tragic setting for the downfall of Fouquet, who was imprisoned for life on false charges of embezzlement.
The imposing palace has a beautiful garden that is carved out of the dense surrounding woods. It also has water basins and canals contained in stone curbs, fountains and gravel walks.
Begin with a visit to the Carriage Museum that houses a rare collection of horse- drawn carriages of the 18th and 19th centuries. Then have dinner at the Les Charmilles restaurant, located in a wing of the outbuildings of the palace.
Later in the evening, watch the palace and the gardens glimmer with the light of over 2000 candles – a breathtakingly beautiful sight. Take an audio-guided tour of the palace and learn more about it.
Every Saturday until October 6 fireworks take place in the gardens of Vaux le Vicomte. In case of bad weather fireworks could be cancelled.
After the tour, you shall be dropped back to your hotel around 12:30 Midnight.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Hotel pickup is only offered in the 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
As I booked this tour for four, I wa a little apprehensive about a birthday celebration. Bruno quickly made this an experience never to forget. Wow!! The personal touch, the...Anthony M Sliwinski, United States, 21/May/2014
Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed the experience, especially being picked up and delivered back to our hotel. We would not have gone otherwise. The people in our small group...Jeanne W Cornay, United States, 22/May/2014