Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule and hop into your luxury car at your hotel in Paris for your journey south to Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. An inspiration behind the grand Palace of Versailles, Vaux-le-Vicomte was built in the 17th century and is today widely considered among Europe's most impressive architectural landmarks.
On arrival, one hour later, take in spectacular views of the castle and gardens before stepping inside for a welcome reception. Sip Champagne in Vaux-le-Vicomte’s luxurious surroundings and savor delicate macarons: traditional French treats that comprise a buttercream filling sandwiched between two flavored meringue biscuits.
With your audio guide in hand, set off on an informative self-guided tour of the castle and admire the many sumptuous furnishings, lavishly gilded walls and beautiful tapestries you find. Stroll through the exquisite private apartments and state rooms, and imagine how life would have played out here during the 17th century. Climb to the top of the dome and admire a 360° view around the estate from the dome which is 25 meters high.
Step outside into Vaux-le-Vicomte’s manicured gardens and explore at your leisure. Cover the grounds with ease by golf cart or simply stroll along the pathways to admire the fountains and flowerbeds at your own pace. Perhaps visit the restaurant to enjoy more snacks or refreshments (own expense), or use the provided picnic rug to sit and eat outside.
After enjoying approximately three hours at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, hop back inside your luxury car and relax on the journey to your Paris hotel, where your tour will come to an end.