Vincennes Castle

Local nameChâteau de Vincennes
LocationMontreuil, France

The Château de Vincennes is a former fortress and royal residence in the town of Vincennes, on the eastern edge of Paris, next to the Bois de Vincennes. It was largely built between 1361 and 1369, and was a preferred residence, after the Palais de la Cité, of French Kings in the 14th to 16th century. It is particularly known for its "donjon" or keep, a fortified central tower, the tallest in Europe, built in the 14th century, and for the chapel, Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes, begun in 1379 but not completed until 1552, which is an exceptional example of Flamboyant Gothic architecture. Because of its fortifications, the château was often used as a royal sanctuary in times of trouble, and later as a prison and military headquarters. The chapel was listed as an historic monument in 1853, and the keep was listed in 1913. Most of the building is now open to the public.

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Opening hours

Sep 22 - May 20: 10 am - 5 pm
May 21 - Sep 21: 10 am - 6 pm

Closed on Jan 1, May 1, Nov 1 and 11, Dec 25.


Adults: €8.50
Concessions: €6.50
Children (under 18), EU citizens (18-25): free

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +33 1 43 28 15 48

Address Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France

Coordinates 48°50'33.946" N 2°26'9.393" E

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