Château de Vincennes: Entry Ticket

The tallest fortified tower in Europe

Last admission: 45 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible
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What's included

Entrance to the Château de Vincennes
Guided tour in French (limited capacity, information onsite)

What's not included

Audio guide (available onsite for an additional fee of 3€ in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese)

Important information

* Sainte Chapelle is closed between 1pm and 2pm * Big bags and suitcases aren't allowed inside and there are no lockers available
  • 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.

Show your smartphone ticket at the ticket holders line.

Getting There

Metro: Line 1 to Château de Vincennes.

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sainte Chapelle
Sunday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30
Monday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Thursday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Friday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Saturday 10:30 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Château de Vincennes
Avenue de Paris, 94300, Paris
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
18 Apr 2024
Beau château et très belle église. Il a été au 17eme la 1ère étape des manufactures de céramique actuellement à Sèvres.
Château de Vincennes: Priority Entrance
Claude,  France France
27 Mar 2024
Très beau monument et personnel agréable le site est magnifique
Château de Vincennes: Priority Entrance
Thierry,  France France
29 Apr 2024
Tout était parfait 👌
Château de Vincennes: Priority Entrance

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