Julie M. · Published on 3 May 2021 at 17h19
· Updated on 4 May 2021 at 10h18
The Château de Vaux le Vicomte and its “Candlelit Dinners” are welcoming you again for enchanting evenings from Saturday July 3 to October 2, 2021. Think an entire castle and a wonderful garden lit by two thousand candles for a night-time visit. It does not matter if you are with your family or your lover, it is the occasion to discover or rediscover Vaux le Vicomte from a new angle.
On Saturdays from July 3, to October 2, 2021, 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.
Learn your dance routine, this year, candle-lit dinners will take you to a romantic waltz in the middle of the gardens on a dancefloor especially set up on the occasion.
To close this timeless evening, a lucky visitor will start the firework show every Saturday evenings with Gold and Silver by Franz Lehar in the background!
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 €64.50 and €76 and Kid Menu for €25 (prices 2019). Four courses in 90 minutes. This restaurant is very coveted, we recommend you book early.
- 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.
Closing at 10:30 p.m.
Glass of champagne for €14, fruit cocktail for €9, macarons for €10.
- 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.
About €20-25 for a meal including starter+main course+dessert
- 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.
- New in 2020: Privatize the Dôme de Vaux-le-Vicomte with champagne!
A birthday? A proposal? A special event? Enjoy the Dôme de Vaux-le-Vicomte to yourself, enjoy a 360° view above the estate, the biggest private Historic Monumeny in France. Enjoy a magnificent sunset with these famous candlelit dinners during which castle and gardens are lit by 2000 candles...
A butler will serve champagne glasses to complete your VIP and timeless break.... (A bottle of Duval-Leroy champagne per privatization)
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In other words, here is a good idea to mix magic, history and wonder.
New this year: Only on candle-lit dinners, the last shuttle (11:30 p.m.) will take you straight to Paris Gare de Lyon! (allow 20 minutes walk from the Miroir d'eau to the parking lot / shuttle after the firework show).