Candlelit dinners 2019 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 4 to October 5, 2019. 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 4 to October 5, 2019, 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.

  • Picnic and dinner on the grass
    Bring your own picnic and eat on the authorized areas of the gardens in the estate! Areas delimited on the map given on the spot.

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

Julie M.
Last updated on 15 January 2019

Practical information

Opening Time
From 4 May 2019 to 5 October 2019



    Château de Vaux-Le-Vicomte
    77950 Maincy

    -6 ans: Free
    Enfant: 14 €
    Tarif réduit: 17,90 €
    Adulte: 19,90 €

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