The picnic baskets will be offered again starting from April 30, 2024.

The word “picnic” comes from the terms “piquer,” synonymous with the verb “to peck” in the 17th century, and “nique,” which means “thing without value” in Old French. The expression “picnic” would therefore consist of nibbling on small things “here and there,” eating a little of each dish. It was truly in the 17th century that the practice of lunching on the grass spread, popularized by the aristocracy.



The fresh picnic basket !

Discover the Chef de Vaux-le-Vicomte’s picnic basket, made of fresh and local products. (In the garden’s picnic areas).

Price: 32€ per adult / 19€ per child.

Book my picnic basket

The basket must be booked at least 2 days in advance.

Basket subject to deposit (cheque or credit card required + ID card), to be collected at the Squirrel Relay (during opening hours) and returned to the same place.

Please note that the entrance is not included in this service.

Two picnic areas

PlanpiqueniqueThere are picnic areas in two locations (indicated in pink on the estate map):

– Next to the Grand Canal

– Opposite the ticket office, on the far side of the road


Due to security and fraud issues, every exit is permanent. Please make sure you take alle your belongings with your while entering the estate.









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