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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)
This evening tour offers a memorable opportunity to visit the enchanting 17th century Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, which inspired the building of the Palace of Versailles. Get a guided tour of the Carriage Museum and then enjoy a luxury 3-course dinner, prepared by a high quality chef, in the beautiful grounds of the château. At sunset, explore the Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace and stroll around the beautiful gardens enjoying the classical music being played.

Highlights

  • Dinner at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace from Paris
  • Candlelit evening visit at the 17th Century chateau
  • Classical music and audio guide
  • Visit the chateau's Carriage Museum
  • Three-course dinner with drinks at L'Ecureuil restaurant in the chateau grounds
  • Professional guide-interpreter

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What You Can Expect

An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including Dinner and Candlelight Visit

See Vaux-le-Vicomte by night on your evening visit

An exceptional evening! This enchanting château, a 17th century masterpiece which inspired Louis 14th to build Versailles, opens its doors to you. Your tour begins with a guided visit to the "Carriage Museum" where you can see horse-driven carriages from a roman carriage to the 20th century saloons.

Next, a 3-course candlelight dinner will be served in one of the restaurants in the château grounds including a complementary glass of red or white wine, water and coffee. The chef only uses seasonal French products from the local markets to prepare your high quality dishes. Vegetarian options are available.

After dinner, at sunset, you independently visit the château and stroll around the gardens brilliantly lit by 2,000 candles. Learn about the history of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace and France’s first garden from your complimentary audio-guide. To accompany this exceptional moment, recorded classical music is played in the garden to bring in a special touch.

Enjoy a romantic and enchanting evening in 17th century France.

Itinerary

Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Dinner Menu Options
Subject to change at any time without notice

Starters (please choose one)
Grilled scallops, salad with strawberry vinaigrette
White asparagus soup, green asparagus, lavender Vinaigrette
Warm Foie Gras escalope, salad with berries and cinnamon

Main Dishes (please choose one)
Veal fillet, bacon cream, sautéed potatoes
Grilles tuna steak, tomato and basil sauce, chutney of peppers and fresh tomatoes
Duck filet, foie gras, balsamic vinegar sauce

Deserts (please choose one)
Strawberry mousse with basil and poppy and ice-cream
Grilled fruits plate (pineapple, banana, orange), spiced chocolate sauce, ice-cream
Ice-cream selection

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good food, nice gardens and amazing fireworks show.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent tour and related service. Well worth the cost.
The Palace and grounds were beautiful.
Our driver/tour guide picked us up on time at our hotel and was attentive and informative the entire trip.
My wife fell ill during the tour and the driver made a special effort to ensure she and I were comfortable, etc.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had the driver pick us up at our hotel highly recommended as you don't get back until after midnight. He was a dream---so kind, considerate. Our dinner at the palace was lovely we opted for a bottle of champagne at an additional nominal charge. It was wonderful touring the candle-lit castle with few guests, but the best: our own, private, fireworks show! It was spectacular!!! I can't write enough about this experience. It was one of the best things we've ever done, and I can't recommend it enough!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent, well organized tour. Plenty of independent time as well as tasty meal, chateau audio tour, candlelit walks and fireworks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Such a special night for us!!! The grounds and the chateau are absolutely stunning!! We enjoyed the dinner. The staff at the dining room were very helpful and friendly and gave very good service. The night of our visit the weather was very wet and breezy, so we were not able to really walk around the grounds as much as we would have liked to. When we first saw all the candlelight throughout the gardens and the chateau it was rather breathtaking!!! The palace tour was very informative and helped us to appreciate the history of the building and the people that lived there. All very interesting!!! The fireworks were wonderful, a great way to end the evening. Our tour guide was great and seemed as excited as we were to spend the evening at the Vaux-le-Vicomte. We did appreciate the dropoff at our hotel at such a late time at night. I would highly recommend that others should enjoy this magical night!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

A perfect evening! Helpful driver/guide to a magnificent spot. The fireworks over the beautiful landscape with full moon in cloudless sky capped off the night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Very special tour. The evening was magical! I highly recommend for adults. I went with my aunt which was very nice but I think it's also a perfect tour for honeymooners.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was just a Beautiful all round experience, we will never foget this evening, great food, great Palace, finished off with beautiful fireworks in the garden, the perfect date night.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Once in a lifetime not to be missied experience. The 2000 candles are something you can't see anywhere else and they had fireworks before we left which were grand. There were two couples in the van with us one of whom flew in from NYC for a long weekend just to come to this ..can't wait to go back better then the inside of Versailles we both thoight

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Really pleasant and relaxing tour, good meal and beautiful fireworks show afterwards.

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