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Time8 hours (Approx.)
TicketMobile ticket
Offered in: English and 8 more

Overview

Spend an evening just outside Paris at Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century château that was the inspiration behind King Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles. Your experience includes a 3-course dinner, a guided tour of the Carriage Museum and time to explore the château and impressive grounds at sunset while listening to classical music.
  • Candlelit evening tour to 17th-century Vaux-le-Vicomte from Paris
  • Enjoy a 3-course dinner with drinks at L'Ecureuil restaurant on the chateau grounds
  • Listen to classical music, and learn about the château's history from an audio guide
  • Visit the Carriage Museum
  • Professional guide-interpreter included
When booking this Vaux-le-Vicomte evening tour, select from two options to suit your budget—either minivan transportation that includes hotel pickup and drop-off or transport by coach that departs from a central location in Paris.

Located 34 miles (55 km) southeast of Paris, Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in the 1600s by the King of France’s finance minister, who ended up in jail for his extravagant residence. Subsequently, this baroque château inspired Louis XIV to be even more extravagant with his new Palace of Versailles. When you arrive with your guide, start with a visit to the Carriage Museum to see various horse-drawn vessels. Then head to one of the onsite restaurants for your 3-course candlelit dinner, which includes a glass of red or white wine, coffee and water. See below for a sample menu of dishes, prepared with seasonal French ingredients from local markets.

As the sun sets after dinner, you can explore the château and gardens independently, marveling at the romantic atmosphere created by 2,000 candles. Listen to your provided audio guide to hear about Vaux-le-Vicomte’s history and design. As you walk around the garden, recorded classical music plays to enhance the elegant scene.

Itinerary

Sample dinner menu (subject to change at any time without notice):

Starter (choice of one)
  • Grilled scallops, salad with strawberry vinaigrette
  • White asparagus soup, green asparagus, lavender vinaigrette
  • Warm foie gras escalope, salad with berries and cinnamon
Main course (choice of 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
Dessert (choice of one)
  • Strawberry mousse with basil and poppy and ice cream
  • Grilled fruit plate (pineapple, banana, orange), spiced chocolate sauce, ice cream
  • Ice cream selection
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Product code: 2050PLUSDV

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