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Château de Vincennes

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, better to be warned, all the rooms of the castle are empty. Allow about 2 hours for the complete visit.

Visit the castle of Vincennes

Royal residence from the 12th to the 18th century, the visit of the castle of Vincennes allows 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.

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.

la chapelle du chateau de vincennes

The Chapel of Vincennes

Founded in 1379, on the model of the Holy Chapel of Paris, that of 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).

Around the Chateau de Vincennes

If you have a little time, once in the corner, a lot of nice family activities:

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.
- Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25

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