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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  7 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including Dinner and Candlelight Visit. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Magical evening, pick up was on time and dinner was good quality. Plenty of time to explore the house and garden which were both stunning. Would recommend warm clothing as it became very cold by the end of the evening.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

Picked up nicely at hotel in van with only 6 other people, taken directly to site, nice three course dinner with of course wine, then taken to tour of Palace, bypassed long lines and entered nicely and spent enjoyable time in the castle instead of waiting in long lines outside. Should make note not handicapped accessible, but the steps were not enough to stop my wife. At the end after the fireworks, taken back to the hotel. Nice.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

Great trip.

Wendy H
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

The tour was to celebrate a pre 'Mother's Day' dinner for my mother. She absolutely loved the dinner, Vaux le Vicomte palace its history and in particular, the fireworks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2009

It was an unforgettable eve! So romantic and relaxing. It was worth every penny!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

A gorgeous chateaux and wonderful dinner. Wonderful history.

Bruce S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2008

This tour is a must see. This was a very good evening. Seeing Vaux-le-Vicomte and the gardens in candlelight was a delight.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

We were a bit delayed out of Paris and did not have time to see the carriage museum. There was no choice at dinner which was a bit problematic for the picky eaters in our group, but most of us enjoyed the food and service was good. The chateau itself and the audio guide were wonderful-lots of time and space no crowds! to look around. We also enjoyed the fireworks. Wish someone had advised us to explore grounds first as it was too dark to really see much once we were out of the chateau. Overall, highly recommend

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

Nice trip to VAUX-Le Vicomte. The dinner was nice and included wine. The time allowed for the tour felt a bit rushed but with the long ride from Paris it would be difficult to make it longer. The palace is beautiful and the candles made it a special evening. The fireworks were very nice although i was disappointed you could not hear classical music which would have enhanced it, tThere was music but you could only hear it off in the distance.) Think they need bigger speakers. Our driver was very helpful and dropped us off close to our hotel when we returned which was after midnight.

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2014

Beautiful chateau and grounds. The dinner was good but the service was very slow. Fireworks at the far end of the grounds conclude the evening.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this evening. Selected option to meet coach at agency, no issues here. Easy to find and was prompt arriving. The Chateau itself is amazing and lovely to walk round. Shown to carriage museum first before dinner. Dinner was lovely. We had a table for two to ourselves but most of the others were grouped together in tables for 4-6 etc. Was a set meal with a foie gras terrine to start, chicken and mash main and a pistachio ice cream for dessert and coffee to end. The waiting staff were nice and helpful. We were in a private room so did not sit with regular customers in restaurant (note the chateau is still open to public at this time so there will be regular tourists around). After dinner is the tour of the Palace. Given audio-set so can tour at own pace. Afterwards made our way to garden for fireworks display around 10.50pm. Music is playing in the gardens and candles are lit everywhere. The Palace looks spectacular lit up at night.

My only main criticism would be that the guide told us all that we would not be dropped off at the pick up point but there would be 3 stops and asked us where we were staying so that he could advise where we should get off. It turned out that the metro station we were left at was closed for renovations and we had to navigate our way around the city to try and find another station to get us to that stop and then onto the correct line to get to our hotel. I just felt that if the guide is making the decision where to drop us the agency should check prior to ensure the stations are running. It was an arduous task navigating our way around the city at 1am in the morning especially when the city was heaving due to rioters out celebrating the Summer Solstice and it was difficult to move freely around.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2013

We were picked up at our hotel on time by a wonderful and informative guide. We were so lucky to be with a small and friendly group of people from all over the world. The castle And grounds are wondrous. Only negative was the dinner. The setting was awesome but the good was not.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Lovely evening. Driver was helpful. Grounds were beautiful. Fireworks were beautiful. The meal was nice even though at first the caterers were confused as to who we were and where we were sitting. But overall a really nice evening except for the hand held tour guides. Gosh I hate those things!

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

A fabulous castle and evening experience. Thanks to the family who keeps the structure and grounds in such beautiful condition. The audio guide was terrific. Dinner was just ok so I think it would be possible to do this tour on one's own if the information was available regarding the saturday night fireworks shows. It would be much less expensive. Also, a dress code should indicate cobblestones and gravel underfoot. Good shoes are trashed so if a guest is thinking of dressing up for a dinner inside a castle, they are mistaken. Better to wear hiking boots.

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2012

Beautiful place. My biggest complaint is that our driver was late picking us up and so we did not have time to walk through the lovely gardens. That was really a bummer!!!!!

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2012

Very Good. Enjoyed this tour. We really felt we should have had more time to fully experience this venue - we ran a little tight to a timescale. We arrived just in time to have a quick look at the carriage exhibit or stroll the garden, but not both which is what you pay to do to get your full worth of the trip - the dinner was very good and the ambience was splendid. Touring the chateau at night was a nice idea but it was a bit dark and could have done with some feature lighting as well as the candles.

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