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Every Saturday evening from May  to October, visitors may experience the 17th century château and its Jardins à la française by the flickering lights of 2 000 candles.  An enchanting and romantic evening that will give visitors a new perspective on the estate.

A night out of time and history

Treat yourself to the sweetness of a summer’s night just 50 minutes from Paris, enjoy a visit by candlelight of the architectural masterpiece of Vaux-le-Vicomte

The fireworks will be displayed every Saturday night at 11 pm.
Random draw at 10:50 pm at the “Miroir d’eau” to set the firework. Participation form given at the ticket office. (Last deposit at 10:30 pm)
Caution: the last shuttle leaves at 11:30 pm (provide for 20 minute walk from the “Miroir d’eau” to the parking / shuttle after the firework)

Dining Options

Fine dining at Les Charmilles

Adding to your visual pleasure, this pop-up restaurant overlooking the gardens offers a creative and refined cuisine. Online booking required. Menus at 59.50€, 87,50€ and Children’s Menu at 25.00€

Caution : due to our success, Les Charmilles restaurant is full until the end of the season. It will re-open in May 2018.

Champagne and macaroons at Le Songe de Vaux

Located on the Grilles d’eau, this option allows guest to relax in deck chairs while sipping champagne and nibbling macaroons. Closure at 11:30 pm. Champagne + macaroons (5) available for 24€.

Family restaurant at the Le Relais de l’Ecureuil

This cafeteria-style restaurant is located in a wing of the château which offers dining options for every budget. No reservation required.

 Getting here

The shuttle will run every saturday evening for candlelit evenings, from Verneuil l’Etang train station to the château.

New: Only during candlelit evenings, the last shuttle (11:30 pm) will drive you back to Paris Gare de Lyon. (provide for 20 minute walk from the “Miroir d’eau” to the parking / shuttle after the firework)

Useful information

The estate is open until midnight every Saturday from May 5 to October 6, 2018 for dinner and candlelit visit.  Visitors may purchase evening tickets on the day from 2:00 pm.  The ticket includes access to the château (Ground floor and underground), the gardens and the carriage museum. Last entry at 11:00 pm.
Caution: last access with a day ticket at 5 pm.


Adults (from 18 years old) : 19,50 € / Reduced (students, job-seekers) : 17,50€ / Children from 6 to 17 : 16 € / Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children from 6 to 17): 59€
Garden only : 15€
Free for children under 6




















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