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An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including Dinner and Candlelight Visit

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: Tour by minivan: Approx 8 hours
    Tour by Coach: Approx 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2050PLUSDV
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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Pyramides, central Paris
Hotel pickup available (if option is selected) from centrally-located Paris hotel (Zip codes 75001-75020)
Departure Time:
Tour by minivan: Approx 8 hours
Tour by Coach: Approx 7 hours
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 2:00am

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Evening Tour by Minivan
Code: DVM

An evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including dinner at Les Charmilles restaurant and candelight visit. Travel by minivan with hotel pickup and drop-off.

USD $241.96
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Evening Tour by Coach
Code: DV

An evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including dinner at L'Ecureuil restaurant and candelight visit. Travel by coach from a central meeting point in Paris.

USD $138.26
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An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace including Dinner and Candlelight Visit

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
Additional Information:

  • 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
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
Ice-cream selection
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: CHRISTINE C, October 2015

I did not realize that all those lights shown in the photo are for lighted candles. A magical experience and definately a must do. The meal was just OK but the fire work display was great. You ate dinner in an area
separate from Chateau. Then you walked to the Chateau for a tour. The fire works were in the back side of chateau over the gardens. The second floor was closed but it did not matter. First floor the most spectacular. There might have been over 1000 light candles.

Reviewed by: Jtalexandercmps, October 2015

Perfect night. Food was great and candles and fireworks made it really special. Guide was just there to manage things and tours were on your own. And taking the van rather than a bus made a really civilized evening out of it!

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Tour code: 2050PLUSDV