Come discover its medieval architecture

Built in the late twelfth century, the Chateau de Vincennes is the only French royal residence dating from the Middle Ages that still retains its original appearance. The visit of the castle allows to see the castle, the Royal Chapel, the ramparts, the moat and the dungeon. Nevertheless, it is better to be warned, all the rooms of the castle are empty. Count about 2 hours for the complete visit.

the castle of vincennes

Visit the Château de Vincennes

Royal residence from the twelfth to the eighteenth century, the visit of the castle of Vincennes makes it possible to apprehend the daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as life of guards and prisoners incarcerated in the dungeon. We remember the Duke D'Enghien's affair and we discover the Famous prisoners who have "stayed" at the Château de Vincennes.

To visit the castle of Vincennes and its dungeon, it is better to be in shape: not less than 250 steps to climb to the top.

It is the highest fortified tower in Europe and it was here that Henry V of England died.

Every year, in Decemberdon't miss the Enchants of VincennesA parade and a great medieval show that brings together about a hundred participants. An ideal outing with children.

The Sainte-Chapelle of Vincennes

Founded in 1379, on the model of the Holy Chapel of ParisThe one in Vincennes is nevertheless much more sober. It remains an interesting monument and family visits are organized to discover the Sainte Chapelle (from 5 years old).

  • On reservation at +33 (0) 1 48 08 31 20

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The (virtual) visit of the Chateau de Vincennes

Walking in Vincennes

  • Vincennes is a very pleasant town whose main shopping street (rue du midi) is pedestrian on Saturdays, nice for families with young children.
  • The esplanade of the town hall has been transformed into a vast garden. Winter, an outdoor rink is installed there. Summertime, water misters allow to cool down the children when it's hot
  • For children from 3 to 12 years old...a few hundred yards from the Château de Vincennes, "The sunset gardenis a play area built above the RER with about fifteen games such as canes, springs, balance bar, stainless steel gantry, carousel, spring disk

We suggest you in the surroundings...

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Practical information

View schedule details - From September 23rd to May 20th: every day 10am to 5pm (last access 4.30pm)
- From 21 May to 22 September: every day 10 am to 6 pm (last access 5.30 pm)
- To visit the upper parts of the keep (floors 3,4 5 and the terrace): by reservation at the ticket office (guided tour) on Sunday morning at 11am.

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