Revel in a night of historic elegance with a private evening tour and dinner at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. Enjoy a luxurious limo ride from your Paris hotel to the magnificent 17th-century estate, considered among the finest in France. Cruise through the sprawling gardens in a golf cart, and wander among the castle’s fantastically furnished interior on an audio-guided tour. As darkness falls, enjoy a gourmet 3-course dinner in the enchanting candlelit gardens, complete with Champagne.
Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte evening tour by luxury car from Paris including dinner
Travel through the French capital in style by luxury car
Explore the impressive house and grounds of Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte at your leisure
Enjoy a gourmet 3-course meal with Champagne
Tour includes round-trip luxury car travel from your Paris hotel
Located in the town of Maincy southeast of Paris, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte typifies the opulent, 17th-century style of King Louis XIV and was an inspiration for the Palace of Versailles. Your evening tour of this Baroque masterpiece begins with pickup at your Paris hotel in a limousine for a luxurious drive to the château.
When you arrive, take the wheel behind a golf cart to explore the sprawling geometric gardens if you like. Then, head inside for an audio-guided tour of the magnificent interior. Wander through galleries, apartments and hallways adorned with authentic period décor like sparkling chandeliers, intricate tapestries, murals and lavish furnishings. As you stroll, learn about the fascinating history of the château and its many inhabitants throughout the centuries.
As dusk falls, take your seat at a reserved table outside, surrounded by more than 2,000 candles that illuminate the gardens and estate in a magical, twinkling glow. (In cold weather, dinner will be served inside a marquee.) Savor a gourmet 3-course meal of seasonal dishes, served with wine and Champagne.
Your limo awaits to take you back to Paris, where your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.
Reviews by Viator travelers
The evening was perfect and created...
, Sep 2016
The evening was perfect and created memories that will last a lifetime! From the moment our courteous driver picked us up, we were treated very much like royalty. We enjoyed driving about the garden in the golf cart and were greeted by Luce at the castle - she was so charming and helpful. When she dropped us off personally at the dinner location, we were delighted by the lighted horse show, which accompanied a most delicious meal. From there, our driver dropped us back at the hotel, where we reminisced on what an extraordinary evening it was. Thank you for such an experience!
Our driver was gracious and the ride was comfortable and relaxing. The Golf Cart ride through the Gardens was lovely the Chateau tour was beautiful and informative Erik, our guide, was delightful. The dining experience was delicious and... best of all... the evening candle-lit views of the Chateau and grounds were perfect. Thank you Viator Team. It was the perfect, memorable and romantic evening. Everything I had hoped it would be.
Chateau trip had a few problems car showed up thinking they were picking up 2 vs 5 persons. This caused us to wait in 95 degree heat while the limo company scrambled to find us a larger vehicle. Kudos to the first limo driver as he was delightful and stayed with us until other car arrived. Unfortunately, this caused us to be an hour late to the Chateau which meant we had less than 45 min to tour the house. Dinner was excellent and fireworks were beautiful but VERY short-lived e.g. less than 7 min.
Overall this was a wonderful evening. From the point of being picked up at our hotel by a driver to the golf cart waiting at our disposal. The only part of the evening that was a bit of a disappointment was the dinner service. We were seated promptly but not acknowledge or attended to by wait staff for at least 45 minutes. We had requested a vegetarian option but when the appetizer was brought out it consisted of a crab and lobster dish. When we had reminded the wait staff of our vegetarian request we were told It's fish and were told the kitchen would not provide the vegetarian option. When I explained I would not eat the fish appetizer as they were trying to push I was presented with a simple alternative steamed vegetable which was certainly sub par. They provided a vegetarian entree which was adequate.
The chateau itself was beautiful especially when lit at night. I would certainly recommend this tour and would do it again. It should be made clear that vegetarians should be presented with what was on the menu and not be intimidated or asked to eat food that they find unacceptable.