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Vaux-le-Vicomte Small-Group Tour from Paris with Optional Candlelight Dinner

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Overview

Visit the French countryside on a tour to Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century château that was the inspiration for King Louis XIV’s masterpiece, the Palace of Versailles. Select either an afternoon or evening tour, depending on the day of the week; the Saturday evening tour provides the option to upgrade to include a candlelight dinner, if you wish. Transportation from Paris hotels to the château is included.
  • Vaux-le-Vicomte tour from Paris
  • Discover an excellent example of classic French architecture and gardens
  • Explore the château and grounds on your own
  • Upgrade to include a romantic French dinner at the château
Your experience begins with hotel pickup in Paris by 8-seater luxury minivan for the drive just outside the city to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.

Afternoon tour:
You have about three hours at the château to explore independently with an audioguide. Learn about the man who commissioned the castle, the King of France’s finance minister, Nicholas Fouquet, who was eventually put in jail for upstaging the king with his extravagant home. Wander through the bedrooms and other interior spaces, and enjoy the beautiful French garden (jardin à la française)—86 acres (34 hectares) of fountains, flowers, lakes and landscaping. Your tour ends with return to Paris for hotel drop-off.

Evening tour:
When booking, you have the option to select the evening tour with or without a candlelight dinner at the château.

Sample menu for the dinner option at Restaurant Les Charmilles (subject to change)
Starter:
Terrine de Homard et Coquille St Jacques aux épices, Chair de tourteau fraiche et Salade croquante à la framboise, vinaigrette aux fruits rouge et tuile dentelle

Main course:
Filet de boeuf grillé ‘Rossini’ escalope de foie gras chaud sauce porto, fine purée à la truffe

Vegetarian menu:
Tarte croustillante de légumes grillés parmesan et mozzarella buffala
Risotto aux morilles et asperges, crème de truffe blanche
Assiette gourmande

Dessert:
Assiette gourmande

Drinks:
2 glasses of wine: Vin blanc ou rosé Côte de Gascogne (Domaine d'Arton) or Vin rouge Côte du Rhône Guigal 2010
Mineral water
Coffee

Kids' menu:
Hamburger Maison, Pommes Dauphine
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