Discover the splendors created by Le Vau, Le Brun and Le Notre for the Finance Steward Nicolas Fouquet, who gave Louis XIV the idea to built Versailles, and at the same time who was punished for his insolence. That anyone other than his royal self could own such a splendor could not be tolerated by the Sun King.
Vaux le Vicomte remains famous for 2 main reasons:.
It was the tragic setting for the downfall of Fouquet, a faithful minister who paid the price of life imprisonment, because of an embezzlement he did not commit and jealousy of the king and others.
For ten years under Fouquet's protection, Vaux was a haven for leading French artists, poets, painters and sculptors who gave it their best talent.
One of the most romantic and interesting experiences you will ever have in France. See the Chateau by Candlelight, Dinner nearby at a wonderful country restaurant and back to the chateaux for Champagne on the lawn.
At 4pm your private driver-guide will pick you up and drive you to the château of Vaux le Vicomte. After a walking tour in the magnificent gardens, model for the gardens of Versailles, and a guided visit of the château, you will leave Vaux le Vicomte and have a romantic dinner in a gastronomic restaurant in a village nearby.
After dinner your guide will bring you back to the gardens of Vaux le Vicomte that are now illuminated by ,2000 candles. You will spend unforgettable moments enjoying this magic sight and ambiance, strolling through the gardens or just sitting in one of the comfortable chairs listening to music and drinking champagne
Around 11:00pm your guide will drive you back to Paris where you should arrive just after midnight.
After pick up from your hotel by your English speaking driver, you will drive to Fontainebleau (more details) for a guided visit of the Palace. If you opt for a full day tour then we suggest lunch in Barbizon and the afternoon in Vaux-le-Vicomte.
English speaking driver/guide.
Guided visit &entrance fees
Gourmet Dinner (excluding drinks)
Flute of Champagne in the Garden
Saturday Evenings May 6th - October 14th + Friday Evening in July and August.
8hrs or 9hrs on the first Saturday of the month when there are Fireworks