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Magical Candlelit Evening at Châteaux de Vaux-le-Vicomte with Dinner, from Paris

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Châteaux de Vaux-le-Vicomte at sunset with audio-guide
  • Explore the garden lit by 2000 candles with classical music playing in the background
  • The Vaux Le Vicomte was the inspiration behind the Versailles Palace
  • Enjoy a visit to the Carriage Museum
  • Admire a range of 10th Century Berlin coaches to 20th century Roman chariots
  • Enjoy dinner at the restaurant "L'Ecureuil" in the castle's outbuilding
  • Coach transfers from Paris included in the package
  • Step back in time with this truly surreal experience
  • Overview

    Enjoy one of the most romantic dinners you’ll ever experience at the spellbinding Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte in the southern outskirts of Paris. Then explore this neo-classical masterpiece by candle light while classical music wafts through the night air. This is a tour that evokes like no other the luxury and opulence of France before the revolution.  The evening begins with a visit to the carriage museum, which cover coaches from the 10th to 20th centuries. Then sit back and savour the moment with a three-course candlelit dinner at L'Ecureuil, a restaurant located in a wing of the castle's outbuildings. Only the finest, fresh local ingredients are used. As the sun sets over this majestic setting, visit the chateau proper with audio-guide and see the gardens, which are lit by 2,000 candles to the sound of timeless classical music. The thousands of flickering flames make for a sensory and unforgettable visit. 

    The vast Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte was built from 1658 to 1661 for Nicolas Fouquet, Marquis de Belle Île, Viscount of Melun and Vaux, and finance minister of Louis XIV, the mythical Sun King. For Fouquet to be able to build such a lavish palace shows just how important and powerful he was. It also proved to be his downfall as the king decided there was simply far too much splendour on display at a banquet in the newly finished chateau. Fouquet would never enjoy his creation as he saw out the rest of his days in jail – but it did serve to inspire Louis to build Versailles.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    Saturday

    Duration

    7 hours

    Start time

    5:30pm

    Meeting Point

    PARISCityVISION agency, 2 rue des pyramides 75001 Paris

    Ending Point

    You will be dropped off at any of these locations: Montparnasse, Châtelet or Opera

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Candlelit tour of Vaux le Vicomte castle with audio-guide
    • Admission to the carriage museum
    • Transfers from Paris in a luxury air-conditioned coach
    • Dinner & drinks included in the restaurant ""L'Ecureuil""
    • Hostess

    Exclusions

    • Gratuities
  • Please note

    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.

    Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.