Chateau of Vincennes, Vincennes

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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  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful castle. We could visit the chapel which is currently under restoration. Then especially the Dungeon. One lent us a tablet in one of the rooms, in order to view 3D what the room looked like at the time. A beautiful discovery that deserves the presence of a guide in order to have a more detailed explanation.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We stayed in Vincennes Paris and found a local castle that Louis XIV would use for the summer. If you like to see where some of the famous writers stayed, this is the place! It was only $9 to get in -...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Visit in the Castle a little austere but full of history. A beautiful Dungeon built by Charles V in which have been jailed GD name such as the marquis de Sade.
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  • July 8, 2017
    Very cool place to visit. Audio tours in multiple languages. No handicap access in castle area. Original stone staircases only. Really great gift shop with lots of high end items for kids, and plenty of books with authentic old photos.
  • August 24, 2017
    Beautiful historic site. Not very busy. Lovely town.
  • July 9, 2017
    Cool place, the center of the French monarchy during King Charles V. The chapel is gorgeous and the keep was fun to walk through. Nice relaxing day with good food near by.
  • June 18, 2017
    Beautiful place, but it's quite empty. Doest worth 9€ tho. Is a bit far from Paris centre and in 1 hour you see everything. If you qualify for a free ticket, and have some spare time, give it a try!
  • August 26, 2017
    The tour is fascinating. Definitely rent the audio guide.

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