Chateau of Vincennes, Vincennes

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Must see · Castle · Historic Site
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. Use our Vincennes visit planner to add Chateau of Vincennes and other attractions to your Vincennes vacation plans.
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  • This is a great opportunity to spend a morning absorbing medieval history and up to the time Louis XIV moved to Versailles. This would be especially good for trips with kids, but my wife and I...  more »
  • Walking across the drawbridge was a walk into the past (but with modern bathrooms and electric lights). We climbed stone steps that have been worn down by countless feet, we studied walls painted by....  more »
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  • Is a perfect renovated Chateau from the deepest Middle-Ages of Charles V and later used as a prison during the Ancient Regime. I truly recommend visiting this place if you stay in Paris. Also it is the same building style of the renowned Bastille and as such often used for movie making. The Chateau itself is quite large and offers visits to the Tower and Chappelle. Both are a sight and should be seen.
  • I was amazed at how large this is. You can get inside for free, but the chapel and main fort require tickets. It was really cool to see even without purchasing tickets.

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