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Relaxing and educational trip. Enjoyed it very much and had a very good tour guide. This was our second excursion with Viator and would recommend them to others.
Vaux le Vicomte was my favorite of the two Chateaux. This is a self guided tour. I recommend someone from the local tour operator explain the tour before we leave Paris. We did not realize the bus was for this trip and people taking the Provins trip. I almost did not get off at the right stop and some people got off at the wrong stop and had to take a taxi to Provins.
I really enjoyed the two locations as they both had something interesting to offer. It was good to have the audioguides to help learn about the buildings and former occupants. The charter bus was in perfect condition.
Guide Bruno was great. Dinner very nice.
The trip was as advertised. The bus was on time and an efficient way to see both sites in one day. Both sites were tours on your own with audio-guides which as perfect. You could proceed or skip areas at your discretion.
These castles are not to be missed! Vaux is not well known, but the chateau is beautiful and the grounds rival Versailles. Fontainebleau is grand and well maintained, but crowd control and signage are disappointing. Both places have informative audio guides that are included in the tour price. Fun!
Both chateaux were quite beautiful and the guide was very informative. The tour is pretty much all-day, which I expected. But was worth it.
The castle was beautiful and the garden was good with the placement of the candles which light up the place. However, there was a last minute change in the program by the castle management whereby they removed away the fireworks which we really wanted to see with the castle. The service staffs at the castle restaurant were very friendly and helpful. The food could be better improved.
Vaux le Vicomte was absoultely amazing!!!!!!! If I lived in France I would become a member.
Emma Teresa V Mexico
I think this trip has to be a half hour later so we can get to se the castle with the night light as it shows on the picture or give a half hour more to see that. Besides the garden is so big that you need time to go around.
Doing what: Christmas Day Trip to Vaux le Vicomte from Paris
the bus ride was comfortable, and the chateau's were beautiful
This was a wonderful tour event well worth the time. The tour departed as stated, leading us into a world of history, art, wealth and wonder. You are given enough time to explore, shoot photo's and shop for gifts. I took snacks with me so that I would not waste time grabbing a bite in the cafe.
Chateaux Vaux le Vicomte provided the historical background to the movie version of, All This and Heaven Too. Thirty minutes away, Chateaux de Fontainebleau, is visually expansive in size with room after room of historical beauty. Both buildings are architectural masterpieces that are worth the visit.
John United States of ...
Excellent trip. The bus driver was very accommodating and very helpful.
Everything was perfect - on time, clean, friendly and well worth the price.
This day-long tour represents great value in that you get to visit both Vaux-le-Vicompte and Fountainebleau. We really enjoyed Vaux-le-Vicompte given that it was less crowded and its pastoral setting. The only downside is that there is insufficient time 2.5 hours for Fountainebleau - there is barely enough time to see all the rooms and none at all for the grounds and gardens.
Beautiful sightseeings and a lot of French history in these places
Bill C USA
We enjoyed seeing the Chateauxs but there was no interaction with anyone- m
Excellent tour with 2 very interesting Chateaux. Tour Guide was incredibly knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
Perfect night. Food was great and candles and fireworks made it really special. Guide was just there to manage things and tours were on your own. And taking the van rather than a bus made a really civilized evening out of it!
Instead of doing Versailles we chose to see two chateau's. Glad we did the tour from the beginning it was fabulous. The tour bus was new and modern which had a moon roof and seats very comfortable. The Vaux le Vicomte was my favorite as it was stately and in the country. Lunch at Vicomte was terrific but you need to allow time as you can't do all the gardens and include lunch so budget your time. The Chateaux de Fontainebleau is endless and at times boring but you can choose where you want to go. I would split my time and do some of the gardens which we only had a small amount of time as we didn't know better. This is a full day as we left at 9:00 am and arrived home at 6:30 pm. Viator I have used in New York and Chicago and for the price it is quality all the way.
This was one of my favorite places Vaux le Vicomte. It was such a great day of history and exploration. The sheer beauty of the chateaux and gardens were beyond belief. I would highly recommend this tour.
I did not realize that all those lights shown in the photo are for lighted candles. A magical experience and definately a must do. The meal was just OK but the fire work display was great. You ate dinner in an area
separate from Chateau. Then you walked to the Chateau for a tour. The fire works were in the back side of chateau over the gardens. The second floor was closed but it did not matter. First floor the most spectacular. There might have been over 1000 light candles.
This is a must before you visit the versailles, Dinner was romantic , the tour very informative and firework was amazing, highly recommended
Everything was great except for the toilets! Squat toilets and no toilet paper after such an elegant evening caused dismay and hilarity. Mostly dismay.
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