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From Paris: Vaux-le-Vicomte Castle Candlelit Evening Tour

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Enjoy a candle-lit evening at Vaux le Vicomte castle. Stroll the illuminated castle gardens and end the evening with a fireworks display.


  • Experience a romantic evening with the Vaux le Vicomte castle and gardens illuminated by candles, and end the evening with a fireworks show.

  • Learn about the castle’s architectural past with your audioguide as you soak in the opulent paintings and period furniture bathed in flickering candlelight.

  • Stroll through the sprawling castle gardens that inspired the Palace of Versailles, lit by 2000 candles.

  • End the evening with a spectacular fireworks display and a video projection of the castle facade.

  • Did you know? The Vaux-le-Vicomte gardens hide secret optical illusions! These designs created with perspective tricks, are only visible from specific viewpoints.


  • Entry to the Vaux-le-Vicomte castle

  • Audio guide in English, French, German, and Chinese

  • Round-trip bus transfers from Paris and Melun


  • Dinner

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Explore Vaux-le-Vicomte by candlelight

Imagine yourself transported to a magical 17th-century evening at Vaux-le-Vicomte castle with a local bus from Paris. As twilight descends, over 2,000 flickering candles transform the opulent castle. The warm glow illuminates the stunning architecture, highlighting priceless paintings and intricate details. Explore the lavish interior, marveling at how the candlelight brings the castle's history to life. Learn about the power struggle between King Louis XIV of France and his Finance Secretary, Nicolas Fouquet with your audio guides, and how it changed the course of French history!

A night of enchantment awaits

The candle-lit evening continues with you venturing into the awe-inspiring 33-hectare gardens designed by the legendary designer Le Nôtre. The gentle licks of the candlelight illuminate the meticulously manicured lawns, sculpted hedges, and tranquil fountains at the castle, creating an enchanting atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the French formal garden's symmetry and grandeur, a testament to the art of landscaping. But the magic doesn't stop there! Step inside the Grand Salon and witness a captivating spectacle. Charles Le Brun's "The Palace of the Sun" comes alive in a stunning 380-square-meter projection. End your night with a dazzling fireworks display that explodes across the sky, leaving you breathless and filled with lasting memories of Vaux-le-Vicomte's captivating charm

What’s not allowed

  • Pets are not allowed but guide dogs are allowed.


  • This experience is not wheelchair/stroller/pram accessible.

  • This experience has a reduced entry price for disabled people.

  • The venue provides toilets for the disabled

Additional Information

  • The castle grounds will be illuminated with candles every Saturday from June 1 to September 28.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the redemption point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Boarding point

  • Board your busat Terroirs de France.

  • Address: Avenue des Terroirs de France.

  • Landmark: Near the metro station Cour Saint Émilion (Line 14).

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