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Paris: Château de Vincennes Entry Ticket

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Paris: Château de Vincennes Entry Ticket

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Discover the famous Château de Vincennes, a massive 14th and 17th-century royal fortress on the outskirts of eastern Paris. Learn about this impressive building's history as a former prison and then a barracks and arsenal during the era of Napoleon.

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  • Visit the historic Château de Vincennes, a symbol of contemporary France
  • Climb the stairs up to the 52-meter tall medieval keep
  • Learn about France's history from the 14th-century to the present day
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Take the short journey to the suburbs of eastern Paris and arrive at the impressive Château de Vincennes, a true symbol of the modern French state. Discover how this historic Château was built in the 14th-century to affirm the power of the monarchy, guarding the capital and protecting the kings against uprisings. The Château was at the heart of the French monarchy until 1682, when Louis XIV chose to settle in Versailles.  Climb the stairs into the keep, a 52-meter fortified tower which is the tallest of its kind in Europe. The keep was used as a prison from the 16th up to the 19th-century. See the rooms where Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau were held and where King Henry V died. Find out how, under Napoleon I, the building was transformed into a barracks and arsenal, and the fortress protected Paris during invasions in the 19th-century. Now, the building is considered to be a place of national remembrance, that was restored after suffering extensive damage during the Second World War. The Château de Vincennes now houses the historical services of the 3 French armed forces.

  • Entrance ticket
  • 1.5-hour guided tour in French (everyday: 10:30 AM, 2:15 PM, 3 PM - no reservation required)
  • Self-guided tours
  • Visitors guide in several languages included augmented reality terminal in Charles V's study
  • Guide
  • Food & drinks
  • Transport

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Meeting point

Château of Vincennes, Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Admission is free for those under 18 and visitors under 26 with EU ID
  • To have access to the monument free of charge, visitors under 18 years of age or EU citizens under 26 must show a photo ID with a picture at the ticketing station first before going to the entrance of the monument
  • Closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25
  • Last entry into the castle is 45 minutes before the indicated closing time
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This was definitely a favorite activity for us. We got there when it opened and there was not many people there. It is a beautiful historical site and easy to get to from Paris with no train change. We loved it. If you want to be away from the crowds this is a great half day trip.

March 31, 2023

This is one of the coolest things to see in Paris. Plus, not a huge crowd like most other spots. You will walk where royalty once roamed. See a church that took nearly 200 years to build. Walk up one of the tallest castle towers in Europe and think to yourself, wow, these kings and queens must have had some ripped calves. Good times!

March 31, 2023

This was amazing! The donjon of this castle is the tallest in France. The property contains one of the Saint Chapelle churches (yes, there are more than one - 11 were built originally) and it’s gorgeous. Virtually all rooms of the donjon and the church are open and you can go exploring them all. The buildings are not furnished, they are quite empty. The grounds are extensive. There is a woods beyond. I had not heard of this Château before except as the name of a metro line. Definitely worth the short trip there.

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March 31, 2023

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