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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.
Château de Vincennes

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.

Tous les ans , en December, ne manquez pas les Enchanteurs de Vincennes, parade et grand spectacle médiéval qui réunit une centaine de participants. Une sortie idéale avec des enfants.


La sainte 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:

le parc zoologique de Paris, dans les environs du Château de Vincennes

Practical information

View schedule details From September 23rd to May 20th: every day from 10h to 17h (last access 16h30)
From May 21st to September 22nd: every day from 10am to 6pm (last access 5:30 pm)
To visit the high parts of the donjon (floors 3,4 5 and the terrace): on reservation at the ticket office (commented visit) on Sunday morning at 11am
Closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th

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