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Paris: Château de Vincennes Entry Ticket

1. Paris: Château de Vincennes Entry Ticket

Take the short journey to the suburbs of eastern Paris and arrive at the impressive Château de Vincennes, a true symbol of the modern French state. Discover how this historic Château was built in the 14th-century to affirm the power of the monarchy, guarding the capital and protecting the kings against uprisings. The Château was at the heart of the French monarchy until 1682, when Louis XIV chose to settle in Versailles.  Climb the stairs into the keep, a 52-meter fortified tower which is the tallest of its kind in Europe. The keep was used as a prison from the 16th up to the 19th-century. See the rooms where Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau were held and where King Henry V died. Find out how, under Napoleon I, the building was transformed into a barracks and arsenal, and the fortress protected Paris during invasions in the 19th-century. Now, the building is considered to be a place of national remembrance, that was restored after suffering extensive damage during the Second World War. The Château de Vincennes now houses the historical services of the 3 French armed forces.

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What people are saying about Vincennes, France

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Excellent ride, I went with my 9 year old daughter and she loved it, the castle is very well maintained and signposted, the map they give in the store is very useful, the store staff are very attentive, the church inside the property is also beautiful, with stained glass and sculptures incredible. Everything was fine with the tickets purchased through the GetYourGuide app, I even saved it at Cel and showed it to enter, my daughter didn't pay because she is under 18 and the store staff printed a non-paying ticket for her right away.

Very warm welcome, very uninteresting guided tour, even if an hour and a half for my two teenagers, it was a bit long...I recommend, in addition the town of Vincennes around is very pleasant with its shopping streets.

2 steps from Paris, the highest dungeon in Europe and a holy chapel. To discover absolutely

The Castle is very cool, really a medieval experience! I highly recommend the visit.

Beautiful and historic. No crowd at all (in mid-November).