Come and discover its medieval architecture

Built at the end of the 12th century, the Chateau de Vincennes is the only French royal residence 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 keep. 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 allows to apprehend the daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as life of the guards and prisoners incarcerated in the dungeon. We remember the affair of the Duke of Enghien and we discover the Famous prisoners who stayed at the Château de Vincennes.

To visit the castle of Vincennes and its dungeon, it is better to be in shape: no 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).

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

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on your smartphone. We advise you to download your ticket before the visit because the network is not very good at the entrance of the castle

The (virtual) visit of the Chateau de Vincennes

Walking in Vincennes

  • Vincennes is a very pleasant city whose main shopping street (rue du midi) is pedestrianized on Saturdays, nice for families with young children
  • The esplanade of the town hall has been transformed into a large garden. The winter, an outdoor skating rink is installed there. Summertime, water misters to cool down children in the heat of the day
  • For children from 3 to 12 years oldA few hundred meters from the Château de Vincennes, The sunset garden?is a play area above the RER with about fifteen games such as canes, springs, balance bar, stainless steel gantry, carousel, spring disc

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Practical information

See schedule details - From September 23 to May 20: daily 10am to 5pm (last access 4:30pm)
- From May 21 to September 22: every day from 10am to 6pm (last access 5:30pm)
- To visit the upper parts of the dungeon (floors 3, 4 and 5 and the terrace): by reservation at the ticket office (guided tour) on Sunday morning at 11am

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