Candlelit dinners 2018 at the Château de Vaux le Vicomte

The Château de Vaux le Vicomte and its “Candlelit Dinners” are welcoming you again for enchanting evenings from Saturday May 5 to October 6, 2018. Think an entire castle and a wonderful garden lit by two thousand candles for a night-time visit. It doesn’t matter if you’re with your family or your lover, it’s the occasion to discover or rediscover Vaux le Vicomte from a new angle.

On Saturdays from May 5 to October 6, 2018, the Château de Vaux le Vicomte invites us all again for spectacular evenings, its famous Candlelit Dinners. To spend a romantic evening with your soulmate or discover Vaux le Vicomte with a particular atmosphere and take superb pictures, it’s the perfect outing.

A castle that shines bright not like one diamond but two, or maybe two thousand candles:

Starting from 7 p.m., not less than two thousand candles will be lit inside the Château as well as in the magnificent garden designed by Le Nôtre: a show mixing charm and poetry. This light festival is combined with classical music and thought up like a journey through time.

To close this timeless evening, a lucky visitor will start the firework show off every Saturday evenings!

How about ending this romantic night in full glory? The choice is yours:

  • A romantic dinner at Les Charmilles
    Go for the Les Charmilles restaurant, expecting you with open arms. Located at the heart of the gardens, Les Charmilles offers you an awe-inspiring view on the lit château. A sophisticated menu or “à la plancha” is proposed by chef Laurent Asset for a dinner on the terrace in this incredible, enchanting and muted setting. In other words, an atmosphere of an absolute romanticism and totally unforgettable.
    Menu for €59.50 and €76 and Kid Menu for €25. Service duration: 90 minutes

  • Champagne and macarons at The Songe de Vaux
    Located at the Grilles d’Eau, this area is accessible from 6 p.m. to visitors eager to combine relaxation and contemplation: comfortably seated on deckchairs, refreshments, glasses of champagne and macarons are served. Last service at 11:30 p.m.
    Glass of champagne + 6 macarons for €24
  • Bistronomic restaurant at Le Relais de l’Ecureuil
    In a wing of the château outbuildings or on the terrace, this self-service restaurant offers a friendly dinner suited to all types of budget! No mandatory booking required.

In other words, here is a good idea to mix magic, history and wonder.

Julien P.
Last updated on 22 March 2018

Practical information

Opening Time
From 5 May 2018 to 6 October 2018



    Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte
    77950 Maincy

    Réduit: 17,50 €

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