Vincennes castle

A medieval royal residence at the gates of Paris.

Vincennes castle
Avenue de Paris, Tour du Village (entrée principale du Château), 94300 Vincennes

Adress

Avenue de Paris
Tour du Village (entrée principale du Château)
94300 Vincennes
France

URL

www.chateau-de-vincennes.fr

Phone

+33 (0) 1 43 28 15 48

Access

Bus : 56, 112, 114, 115, 118, 124, 210, 318, 325
Metro : Line 1 - Château de Vincennes
RER A - Vincennes

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A royal residence from the 12th to the 18th century, the Château de Vincennes has preserved its walls, its medieval towers, its Sainte-Chapelle and its 14th-century keep, the highest in Europe. Charles V, King of France, had the family manor of Vincennes transformed in 1365 to make it more convenient to live in and built the present dungeon to house his collections of art objects and manuscripts. From the beginning of the 15th century until the 19th century, the dungeon became a prison, a symbol of the secrecy of justice, where Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, Mirabeau and others were detained. The Sainte-Chapelle, begun in 1379, offers visitors a remarkable décor and fulfils the dream of Charles V by adding an exceptional religious building to the fortress. Now visit the châtelet's parapet walk and discover the two offices of the King's secretary. The sacristy, the attic and the treasury room are now open to visitors in the Sainte-Chapelle.

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Type of clientele

  • Children
  • Groups
  • Home school groups

Group

  • Minimum number: 20
  • Maximum number: 30

Animals not accepted

Guide and assistance dogs welcome

Services and Activities

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Room hire
  • Shop

equipments

  • Car park
  • Meeting room
  • Parking
  • Toilets

Visits

Type of visit available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of individual visit

90 min

Average length of group visits

90 min

Additional visit

Audioguides for children in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian.

Languages

Visit language(s)

Adult audio guides language(s)

Educational signs and documentation language(s)

Spoken language(s)

Language(s) of documentation

Group adults

7€
From 20 persons

Set price group children

30€
Schools

Complement

Free for :
-18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory)
- Disabled people and their attendant
For all, every first sunday of the month from 1st of November to 31st of March
Included in the Paris Museum Pass

Full price

9.5 - 9.5€

Complement

Free for :
-18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory)
- Disabled people and their attendant
For all, every first sunday of the month from 1st of November to 31st of March
Included in the Paris Museum Pass

Free younger than 18 year

Booking

Booking required : Yes

Booking deadline : 20 days

Accessibilité

Prestations

  • Hearing disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception