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Spend an unforgettable Christmas at the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte outside Paris during a 4.5-hour day trip to this 17th-century castle. Take a tour of the Baroque chateau with an informative audio guide, trying to imagine what life was like for the people who once lived there. Then explore the pretty gardens, illuminated with Christmas lights. Period costumes are on hand for children to get into character.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour day trip to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris
  • Visit one of France's most delightful castles in a festive Christmas atmosphere
  • Tour the castle and gardens with your audio guide and learn of their rich history and heritage
  • Marvel at the beautiful, twinkling Christmas lights adorning the castle and gardens
  • Children can dress up in period costumes and play as Kings and Queens for the day!
  • Round-trip coach travel from central Paris included

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What You Can Expect

Christmas Day Trip to Vaux le Vicomte from Paris

See the beautiful Christmas tree at Vaux-le-Vicomte

Meet your comfortable coach in central Paris for the drive out of the city center toward the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The castle is only 35 miles (55 km) from Paris, making it an easy and memorable day trip.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in the late 1600s, and is one of the most beautiful castles in the country. It’s fantastic to see at any point in the year, but at Christmas the lights and decorations add an extra layer of beauty.
Spend time admiring the interior of the castle, with antique furniture, tapestries and art as it was when this was a private home. As you try to imagine what daily life might have been like, your kids can play dress-up with some period costumes to really get into the spirit of the adventure.
Tour the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte with an audio guide to lead the way, and then walk through the lovely gardens on your own, admiring the Christmas lights and decorations throughout.
Should you get hungry, visit the restaurant at the chateau where you can choose from a selection of light meals (own expense) before heading back to your coach for the return trip to Paris at the conclusion of your tour.

Customer Reviews

bml L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was so great and fun, I learned so much on this trip,I really like the different Christmas tree, and of course Paris in general,I wanna go back soon,maybe next year I'll come again:!!!

Gary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Gail A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Wonderful trip, an amazing Chateau and the Christmas decorations were incredible. Garden spectacular. Bus driver was good and excellent driving skills given the amount of traffic to get out of Paris. We would recommend this trip to one of the best Chateaus in France.

sheila s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Good value and excellent. only marred by the fact the coach driver was not at the agreed place at the agreed time to meet .
would recommend

Emma Teresa V Mexico

4 star rating: Recommended January 2016

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.

Stacey P USA

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2012

I was very disappointed that we had to leave before it was dark outside and that we did not get a chance to see the outside lights as advertised. This was the reason we went on the tour. The ad is misleading!!

ASHWINDER United Kingdom

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2012

It's a decent half day trip if you have already visited Versailles or it is closed.

Lee M

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2014

A lovely afternoon but is was a shame to leave before it turned dark as we were unable to see the lights.
The return journey took 2 hours due to heavy traffic.

Pete P

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2012

Booked this tour to view the Christmas lights. However, when we arrived, it was still bright and the sun was shining. Did not get to see the lights as shown in the pictures provided. In fact, we were wearing sunglassess on the tour because the sunlight was so bright. Gave it two stars because of the wonderful drive through the country side.

Michelle M Australia

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better January 2012

The bus left late, we thought we would have a tour guide with commentary but we only had a bus driver who didn't do commentary. We were left to make our own way to the chateau. We had to leave at 5pm which was just when all the lights started to show up and so it was too early to leave. We got stuck in peak hour traffic on return trip as well so were late getting back.

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