Meet your comfortable coach in central Paris for the drive out of the city center toward the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. The castle is only 35 miles (55 km) from Paris, making it an easy and memorable day trip.
The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in the late 1600s, and is one of the most beautiful castles in the country. It’s fantastic to see at any point in the year, but at Christmas the lights and decorations add an extra layer of beauty.
Spend time admiring the interior of the castle, with antique furniture, tapestries and art as it was when this was a private home. As you try to imagine what daily life might have been like, your kids can play dress-up with some period costumes to really get into the spirit of the adventure.
Tour the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte with an audio guide to lead the way, and then walk through the lovely gardens on your own, admiring the Christmas lights and decorations throughout.
Should you get hungry, visit the restaurant at the chateau where you can choose from a selection of light meals (own expense) before heading back to your coach for the return trip to Paris at the conclusion of your tour.