1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Paris: An Evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace with Dinner

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Enjoy a memorable visit to the enchanting 17th-century Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace, which inspired the building of the Palace of Versailles. Take a guided tour of the the carriage museum and then enjoy a luxury 3-course dinner.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 5:30 PM
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  • Enjoy dinner at L’Ecureuil, the restaurant at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace
  • Spend a candlelit evening at a17th-century château
  • Visit the château's carriage museum
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Enjoy an exceptional evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace on a 7-hour program with departures from Paris. This enchanting château, a 17th-century masterpiece, inspired Louis XIV to build Versailles.

Your evening begins with a guided tour of the carriage museum, where you’ll see a collection of horse-driven carriages ranging from a Roman carriage to 20th-century saloons. 

Enjoy dinner at the château restaurant, L’Ecureuil, located in a wing of the outbuildings. Your 3-course candlelit dinner includes a complementary glass of red or white wine, water, and coffee.

The chef uses only the best seasonal products from local markets to prepare the high quality dishes. Vegetarian options are also available.

After dinner, at sunset, you can visit the château on your own and stroll around the gardens that are brilliantly lit by 2,000 candles. Learn about the history of Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace and France’s first palace garden, from your complimentary audio guide.

As you explore the garden you’ll be accompanied by recorded classical music, adding another special touch to the evening. 
  • Visit to the chateau and gardens
  • 3-course candlelit dinner
  • Admission to the carriage museum
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Qualified interpreter/guide

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2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris

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Please note:
• There are fireworks on Saturday candlelit evenings from around 22:30-23:00
• In case of bad weather fireworks may be cancelled
• This excursion ends in Paris, with stops at Montparnasse, Châtelet, or Opéra, at around 01:00
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Product ID: 53308