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This evening tour offers a memorable opportunity to visit the enchanting 17th century Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, which inspired the building of the Palace of Versailles. Get a guided tour of the Carriage Museum and then enjoy a luxury 3-course dinner, prepared by a high quality chef, in the beautiful grounds of the château. At sunset, explore the Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace and stroll around the beautiful gardens enjoying the classical music being played.
An exceptional evening! This enchanting château, a 17th century masterpiece which inspired Louis 14th to build Versailles, opens its doors to you. Your tour begins with a guided visit to the "Carriage Museum" where you can see horse-driven carriages from a roman carriage to the 20th century saloons.
Next, a 3-course candlelight dinner will be served in one of the restaurants in the château grounds including a complementary glass of red or white wine, water and coffee. The chef only uses seasonal French products from the local markets to prepare your high quality dishes. Vegetarian options are available.
After dinner, at sunset, you independently visit the château and stroll around the gardens brilliantly lit by 2,000 candles. Learn about the history of the Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace and France’s first garden from your complimentary audio-guide. To accompany this exceptional moment, recorded classical music is played in the garden to bring in a special touch.
Enjoy a romantic and enchanting evening in 17th century France.
Candlelight Visit and Dinner at Vaux-le-Vicomte
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Departure Point:Pyramides, central Paris
Hotel pickup available (if option is selected) from centrally-located Paris hotel (Zip codes 75001-75020)
- 5:30pm or 6pm
Return Details:Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:00am
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An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including Dinner and Candlelight Visit
- Candlelight visit of the Chateau and gardens
- 3-course candle-light dinner
- Vegetarian meals available upon request
- Complimentary glass of red or white wine with dinner
- Water and coffee with dinner
- Entrance to Carriage Museum
- Transport by air conditioned coach or minivan
- Conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless selected as an option
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
- Dress Code: Formal dress is required (i.e. no shorts, jeans, joggers or sneakers), however jacket and tie not required
Itinerary:Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace Dinner Menu Options
Subject to change at any time without notice
Starters (please choose one)
Grilled scallops, salad with strawberry vinaigrette
White asparagus soup, green asparagus, lavender Vinaigrette
Warm Foie Gras escalope, salad with berries and cinnamon
Main Dishes (please choose one)
Veal fillet, bacon cream, sautéed potatoes
Grilles tuna steak, tomato and basil sauce, chutney of peppers and fresh tomatoes
Duck filet, foie gras, balsamic vinegar sauce
Deserts (please choose one)
Strawberry mousse with basil and poppy and ice-cream
Grilled fruits plate (pineapple, banana, orange), spiced chocolate sauce, ice-cream
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