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Chateau of Vincennes, Vincennes

Categories: Castles, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
Since its construction by Charles V in the 14th century, Chateau of Vincennes has been one of the most prominent castles in France. This massive structure is the only fortified castle near Paris. You can review the medieval and Renaissance architectural components of the château in the Donjon. The Holy Chapel hosts concerts throughout the year. Plan to visit Chateau of Vincennes and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Vincennes attractions using our Vincennes vacation builder.
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  • When we visited the chateau, the church was being restored so we couldn't visit it. We only visited two towers and that's it. I was expecting more from this place. Maybe when the church reopens things...  read more »
  • I visited the Chateu on my way to an animal exposition. The chateau had an art exposition by Zevs, and as you visited the chateu, each room and space had art exposed. It was very nicely introduced and...  read more »
  • Come here without at least use the audio guide will make you lose a lot. On the other hand, the guided tour in French and found it very long and tiring. But definitely can't help it.
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  • This is one of the hidden gems of Paris. The castle is historically significant, well-preserved and very well restored and curated. It is also very easy to get to from downtown Paris - just take the no. 1 line to the end and the castle is literally right there as you walk out of the metro station. It is also a great place to bring kids - my seven year-old son loved exploring the rooms of the castle and all spiral staircases! And to top it all off, we found the gift-shop to be one of the best we encountered in Paris (and we were there for a month), full of all sorts of interesting, beautifully made and just unique souvenirs and gifts (we ended spending way too much money in the shop!).
  • Seems to be one of the forgotten visits to Paris but definitely worth a visit. We really enjoyed the castle and the keep that was converted into a prison. The prisoner graffiti from the seventeenth century was really neat to see. The Chapel was beautiful. ****
  • Absolutely beautiful! What a great way to spend 1/2 your day. Beautiful city.
  • Great rarely visited place in Paris. Nice place to walk around. Located at the top of a massive park
  • Nice to visit. Takes you back in time. Guided free visits at certain hours.
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