Romantic evening excursion to the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Chance to see historic buggies & charots in Carriage Museum
Delicious dinner of French fare at L’Ecureuil restaurant
Vaux-le-Vicomte's edifice illuminated by over 2,000 candles
Convenient transportation from Paris in comfortable shuttle
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
Admission to Carriage Museum
Roundtrip transportation to and from Paris
Pre-recorded commentary provided in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, and Japanese
What you can expect
Uncover the architectural innovations of Vaux-le-Vicomte as you explore its grounds by candlelight on this evening excursion. Find out how this 17th-century chateau influenced the style of the Palace of Versailles, check out historic carriages in a nearby museum, and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Ride out of Paris with your guide in an comfortable coach, reaching Vaux-le-Vicomte in the early evening. Start your night at the Carriage Museum, where you can scope out everything from Roman chariots to 20th-century horse buggies, all meticulously restored. Chat about these age-old modes of transportation over dinner at the L’Ecureuil restaurant, where seasonal ingredients add vibrant flavor and color to typical French specialties.
After dinner, make your way to Vaux-le-Vicomte to explore it's marbled hallways, elaborate gardens, and ornate interior by candlelight. Admire the grand dome while you sit near the chateau's moat, listen to Baroque music as it drifts between rooms, and then catch a ride back to Paris to draw your evening to a close.