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An Unforgettable Evening At Château De Vaux Le Vicomte

It was at Château de Vaux le Vicomte, the enchanting castle which inspired the construction of Château de Versailles, that we decided to spend one of our Saturday evenings this summer.

But aren’t historical landmarks usually closed in the night? Well, not on Saturdays, and not at Vaux le Vicomte. The absolute reason why people from all around the world head to the city of Maincy to witness the magical experience of Les Soirées aux Chandelles (the candlelit evenings).

The castle and its gardens were surrounded by more than 2000 candles which accompanied visitors till 11 p.m., just when a bouquet of fireworks declared the end of an unforgettable soirée. An immersive narrated audio guide will make your visit through the castle's hallway and chambers as realistic as it gets.

Whether you prefer to dine or wine, the estate offers several restaurants and brasseries for various culinary tastes. A stage for those who wish to dance the waltz is located in the garden and overlooks the fountains.

The candlelit evenings take place every Saturday from May 4 to October 5, 2019. Book your tickets here.