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- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 8 Hrs
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Departure Details :
2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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 chteau. At sunset, explore the Vaux-le-Vicomte Palace and stroll around the beautiful gardens enjoying the classical music being played.
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Spend an evening just outside Paris at Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century chteau that was the inspiration behind King Louis XIVs Palace of Versailles. Your experience includes a 3-course dinner, a guided tour of the Carriage Museum and time to explore the chteau and impressive grounds at sunset while listening to classical music.
Duration: 8 hours
Location: Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France
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
- 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
- Strawberry mousse with basil and poppy and ice cream
- Grilled fruit plate (pineapple, banana, orange), spiced chocolate sauce, ice cream
- Ice cream selection
3-course candlelight dinner (vegetarian meals available upon request)
Candlelight visit of chteau and gardens
Glass of red or white wine with dinner
Water and coffee with dinner
Conducted by a qualified guide-interpreter
Entry/Admission - Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking
Dress code: Please do not bring shorts, jeans, joggers or sneakers, however jacket and tie not required
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
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The candlelight experience of Vaux Le Vicomte was once in a lifetime. Absolutely stunning way to see a castle. The history is a bit amazing - Versailles was inspired by this and you can see why. The dinner is fine - don't expect a 5 star meal but it was tasty and they leave a bottle of wine and water on the table. Fireworks go off from the side of the gardens - I recommend you see them from the fountain halfway down. Short show, but still beautiful. There is a "Champagne Garden" over to the side with tables and chairs. Wonderful place to sit, but they make you move before the fireworks begin so don't plan on watching from there.
This was one of our favorite evenings of our honeymoon! We took a bus to the estate and had a quick tour by our guide, who then directed us to where dinner was...then we had time to tour the grounds before the candles were lit and then we had a short fireworks show! Fantastic!
Dinner was great, the palace was exquisite and the fireworks magical . My daughter's 13th birthday celebration was surely a memorable time to our family.
This tour was ok, the fireworks were wonderful but not very long in duration. The dinner was in a beautiful location, but the food and wine was not very good. Nice experience but not one for the younger crowd. This tour is great for a more mature crowd.
This tour is a unique way to see a beautiful French chateau...in the evening, with candlelight and fireworks. I recommend this tour to people who are not first-time visitors to Paris, or who are in France for a trip that is longer than a week, as it is a long tour that takes time away from the wonderful city of Paris. Having said that, I wish the tour time was a little longer. There is so much to see in the Palace and on the grounds, that there wasn't quite enough time to see everything before it was too dark. Our tour guide, Simon, did a great job explaining everything to us and providing history of the Palace. Our meal was good, but I was disappointed that the tour did not include the outdoor seating with a view of the Palace. Our service in the restaurant was excellent, however and the three courses were plentiful and tasty.
Much better then we expected. It was a magical evening with dinner and the tour and the show.
Have booked many activities with Viator and this is the first one that didnt fully satisfy. It was acceptable but not exceptional. This tour is from ParisCityVision and their two guides made the activity enjoyable. Unfortunately, this is a bit too close to being a tourist trap event. Its compared to Versailles which it pre-dates but it is about 1 of the great palace. There are interesting and historic things to see in the house but in an effort to make it a major monument there are many unnecessary rooms to visit. The upper level is cramped and hot. The lower level rooms are large and more interesting. The gardens are pleasant but not exceptional. The Saturday night dinner and tour doesnt highlight that besides two different modes of transportation to the castle there are also two different Viator dinner options which are not indicated. The dinner with lower priced tour is closer to cafeteria style meal than French Gourmet. The candlelight grounds are nice and the 5 minutes of fireworks are OK, but its a long visit to wait until you can depart afterwards. The best value is likely a day trip.
This was such a highlight, I loved every minute!!! So beautiful at night, walking around the gardens with the music playing... very very lovely. Dinner was really good too, This was truly a wonderful experience.
The Chateau was amazing with all the candles and the show. Only reason I am giving a 4 instead of 5 was the extremely slow service at the restaurant. We were seated with 2 other groups from our tour and had the same waitress. They were waited on extremely well and staff was attentive. We missed our tour of the chateau as we were seated for dinner at 7:40 and did not receive our dessert until 9:45 which we had to continue to ask for. The others in our group were completed and done by the assigned time to meet the guide at 9:15. It was as if we were totally forgotten about. Due to this we missed the tour of the chateau. So basically all we saw were the grounds and restaurant. A bit disappointing.