Located in the town of Maincy southeast of Paris, the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte typifies the opulent, 17th-century style of King Louis XIV and was an inspiration for the Palace of Versailles. Your evening tour of this Baroque masterpiece begins with pickup at your Paris hotel in a limousine for a luxurious drive to the château.
When you arrive, take the wheel behind a golf cart to explore the sprawling geometric gardens if you like. Then, head inside for an audio-guided tour of the magnificent interior. Wander through galleries, apartments and hallways adorned with authentic period décor like sparkling chandeliers, intricate tapestries, murals and lavish furnishings. As you stroll, learn about the fascinating history of the château and its many inhabitants throughout the centuries.
As dusk falls, take your seat at a reserved table outside, surrounded by more than 2,000 candles that illuminate the gardens and estate in a magical, twinkling glow. (In cold weather, dinner will be served inside a marquee.) Savor a gourmet 3-course meal of seasonal dishes, served with wine and Champagne.
Your limo awaits to take you back to Paris, where your tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.