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Tickets for Château de Vincennes: Priority Entrance

The tallest fortified tower in Europe

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Opening hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
  • Explore the 52-meter tall medieval keep at Château de Vincennes. It's not only the tallest fortified tower in Europe, it's also where Henry V died
  • Accessible by metro (stop: Château de Vincennes) Château de Vincennes is the easiest of the royal châteaux to get to. Our mobile tickets mean no printing and get you in through the priority line entrance. This is the easiest way to get in touch with the French royal family!
  • Get access to the château and all temporary exhibitions (of course, you'll have to traverse the medieval moat, but there is a drawbridge)

Originally a hunting lodge, Château de Vincennes was the home of the French royal family for centuries, before they moved to the Palace of Versailles (and well before they were beheaded and banished). This historical compound has a moat, six towers, three gates, and a 52-meter tall keep - the tallest in Europe. This ticket includes access to all the key sights, and entitles you to enter via the priority entrance.

Like the Tower of London and the other, farther out-of-town, former royal residences, a trip to the Château de Vincennes brings you up close to the tumultuous history of royal families in Europe.

Located within Paris, the compound features a beautiful cathedral (although it was badly damaged during the French Revolution) and the highest fortified tower in Europe.

And this site was the setting for some important historical events. The English King Henry V died of dysentery in the donjon (tower), the relics of the Crown of Thorns were stored in the chapel before being transferred to Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and, during its time as a state prison, it held famous inmates including the Marquis de Sade, the philosopher Diderot, and the controversial Count of Mirabeau.

Restored after suffering extensive damage during WWII, the renewed Château de Vincennes is a symbol of the modern French state; it's a beautiful modern location with a complicated history. Come and get some.

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Château de Vincennes
Avenue de Paris, 94300, Vincennes, Paris
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Wheelchair accessible
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Getting There

Metro: Line 1 to Château de Vincennes.

Oct 31, 2017
Quite an amazing fact that this 14th century castle is only 30mins on the Paris metro.
It doesn’t have the grandiosity of Versailles but don’t forget this is centuries older and there’s virtually no overseas tourists.
Well worth spending an afternoon here after visiting the surrounds and lunch at the many eateries nearby
Apr 24, 2017
Interesting details about French history. And don't forget the garden
Mar 30, 2017
I got really lucky amd caught a tour just as it was starting. I guess if i would have had to start buying tickets i would have missed the tour
Mar 14, 2018
visite très intéressant dans ce château féodal remarquablement restauré. La chapelle abrite, pour l'instant, une expo de photos de Bettina Rheims "femmes en prison". Magnifiques vitraux. dans un autre bâtiment, partiellement en restauration, expo sur une bataille navale Velez-Malaga sous Louis XIV. Tarif très raisonnable : 9 €
Jan 10, 2018
très bien
Jan 9, 2018
Efficacité de l'obtention des billets. Cependant, peu d'informations sur les horaires dans l'ensemble en particulier ceux des visites guidées. On est donc arrivé, on a vu qu'au guichet il y avait des audiophones mais comme on est arrivé tardivement (1h00) et qu'il fallait les rendre 1/4 d'heure avant la fermeture la visite a été un peu accélérée.
Au delà, entre les commentaires de l'audiophone et ceux écrits sur les panneaux de visite, il n'a pas été tout le temps facile de faire le lien. de plus l'audiophone guide assez mal les visiteurs. Bref, une visite à refaire avec un vrai guide ou alors à pouvoir anticiper avec un site un peu plus explicite.
Jan 4, 2018
visite tres interessante à voir .... meme en famille
Dec 30, 2017
Vale uma visita, a história é muito interessante, mas poderia existir um museu com as peças de arte, móveis e decorações utilizadas no castelo, falta fotos ou pinturas para ilustrar como era viver ali no tempo dos Reis.
Dec 21, 2017
Visite intéressante. Guide super sympa et agréable
Dec 9, 2017
Très belle visite avec une conférencière très intéressante et charmante.

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