Candlelit tour of Vaux le Vicomte and dinner

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Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening at Vaux le Vicomte with a visit to the chateau and Carriage Museum, followed by a sumptuous dinner capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Meet us at the PARISCityVISION office at 5:00 pm, for a departure at 5.30pm, to climb aboard our air conditioned motor coach that will take you to Vaux le Vicomte, just 30 miles from downtown Paris.

You will arrive at 6:45 pm and kick off your evening with a tour of the Carriage Museum. You will have an hour of free time to spend in the former stables of the Château de Vaux le Vicomte. The collection of horse-drawn carriages and coaches and period costumes will take you back in time, bringing the past to life.

After exploring the chateau and museum, a sumptuous dinner will be served at Les Charmilles restaurant. Over the course of one-and-a-half  hours, you will savor refined, traditional cooking in a charming setting with views of the estate lit up by thousands of candles.


Your choice of starter:
Foie Gras Napoleon with Gingerbread, Rosemary-Apricot Chutney and Beet Sorbet
Zucchini Puff Pastry with Eggplant Caviar, Tapenade Quenelles and Pomegranate-Pistachio Sauce Vierge
Shrimp Cake with Chanterelle Cream, Melting Herb Center and Frizzled Leeks
Your choice of main course:
Beef Tenderloin Au Jus and Creamy Potatoes with Morels and Rocamadour Cheese
Creamy Risotto with Truffle Broth and Seasonal Baby Vegetables
Seared Scallops, Cream of Purple Sweet Potato, Watercress Broth
Pistachio Sugar Cookie Sandwich with Red Berries and White Chocolate Ganache

1 bottle of win for 3 pax : red OU white at the guests' choice
1 bottle of water for 4 pax : at the guests' choice

* Exemple de menu, sujet à modifications


At 9:30 pm, you will enter Chateau de Vaux le Vicomte for an intimate, self-guided tour through the candlelit rooms. The chateau, a private residence built by architect Nicolas Fouquet, opened its doors to the public in 1968. Thanks to Charles Le Brun, Louis Le Vau the landscape designer André le Nôtre, who made the gardens a perfect example of French-style gardens with its water features and optical illusions, the chateau cultivates a unique harmony that was the envy and inspiration of many other European chateaus. For example, Vaux le Vicomte served as a model for the Palace of Versailles, which was built by the same team. After making your way through the fully furnished interiors of the chateau which boast magnificent, perfectly preserved pieces from the 17th century, you will be keen to wander through the garden's paths, which will be lit by thousands of candles to create a romantic, dream-like ambiance. You can roam through the chateau and its luxurious gardens until 11 pm,when the evening culminates with a dazzling display of fireworks shot from the grounds of Vaux le Vicomte. Prepare yourself for 10 minutes of intense sensations as you watch the colorful spectacle unfurl above your head, set to traditional music.

After this unique experience, you will return to our panoramic motor coach to return to Paris. The departure from Vaux le Vicomte is scheduled for 11:30 pm to arrive in Paris just after midnight.

Please Note:

    • Vaux le Vicomte is the first chateau to offer evening tours
    • Children will receive an activity booklet upon arrival at the chateau to ensure their visit is a fun time
    • Period costumes for children can be rented on site
    • End of the trip to Paris: Removal to Montparnasse, Châtelet and Opera at about 1:00.

    The price includes :

    • Admission to Château de Vaux le Vicomte and its gardens
    • Admission to the Carriage MuseumDinner at Les Charmilles restaurant
    • Round-trip transportation from downtown Paris in air conditioned bus
    • Group coordinator

    The price does not include :

    • Transfers to and from your accommodation
    • Guided tour

    Further information on your confirmation voucher :

    You will receive your confirmation and your voucher in 2 separate emails. Please print your voucher and redeem it to the PARISCityVISION office on the day of your departure.

    • Duration 8 hour(s)
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    • Highlights
    • One-of-a-kind evening at Château de Vaux le Vicomte lit by thousands of candles
    • Journey through time as you tour the Carriage Museum
    • Sumptuous dinner in an elegantly decorated restaurant with a warm ambiance
    • Nighttime tour of the candlelit gardens
    • Watch a dazzling display of fireworks shot from the grounds of Vaux le Vicomte

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      Address : PARISCityVISION Agency
      2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris
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      Metro: Tuileries , Pyramides


      8 hour(s)


      Montparnasse, Châtelet or Opera