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Dinner at the Candlelit Palace of Vaux-Le-Vicomte - Tour from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Visit le Vaux-le-Vicomte; one of France’s most beautiful chateaux, on this romantic evening out
  • Touring the candlelit castle at sunset with classical music playing is a magical experience
  • Visit the carriage museum which houses a collection of centuries-old rare carriages and take an audio tour of the state rooms and apartments of the palace
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner in an old stable which has been converted into a restaurant
  • Hotel pick up and drop off and round trip transportation is included in an air conditioned mini-van
  • Overview

    Spend an enchanting evening at the candlelit Palace of Vaux-Le-Vicomte on this guided tour with dinner.

    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.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    6 May - 30 Sep: Saturday


    7.5 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from your hotel in Paris, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Please mention the complete address of the hotel at the time of booking or atleast 72 hours prior tour departure.

    Ending Point

    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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Candlelight visit of the castle: Guided visit of the carriage museum and audio-guided visit of the staterooms (audio guide available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German and Japanese).
    • Dinner & drinks in “Les Charmilles” restaurant
    • Round trip transportation in air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Please note

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 72 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    If the complete pickup address is not communicated at the time of booking or 72 hours prior tour departure, please make your own way to PARISCityVISION Agency at 2 rue des Pyramides 75001 – Paris to start your tour.

    Hotel pickup is only offered from 20 districts of central Paris (postcodes 75001 – 75020).

  • Customer Reviews
    • A Quiet Gem in Paris

      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
    • A well Packaged evening

      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