Chateau De VincennesCurrently Closed
- Address: Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-0143281548
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Castle, Historical Site, Military Area
The Chateau de Vincennes is an enormous fourteenth and seventeenth century French regal chateau or castle in the town of Vincennes, to the east of Paris, now a suburb of the city. The recreation center was finished in the English scene style in the nineteenth century. In 1860 Napoleon III, having utilized Viollet-le-Duc to restore the keep and the church, handed over the Bois de Vincennes and its estate to Paris as an open park. The House de Vincennes additionally served as the military central command of the Chief of General Staff, General Maurice Gamelin throughout the unsuccessful defense of France against the attacking German armed force in 1940. It is currently the primary base of France's Defence Historical Service, which upholds a display center in the territory. Just following the stay of the prior mansion and the significant remains dated from the fourteenth century. The chateau structures a rectangle whose border is more than a kilometer long. The mansion has six towers and three doors, each basically 13 meters high. The palace is encompassed by a profound stone lined channel. The premises, 52m high, and its enceinte involve the western side of the fortification and are divided from whatever remains of the mansion by the canal. The towers of the grande enceinte now stand just to the tallness of the dividers, having been obliterated in the 1800s, and recovered from the Tour du Village on the north side of the walled area.
- Adults- 8.50 €; Concessions (18 to 25)- 5.50 €.
- Entry is free for minors under 18 years; 18-25 years old (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) excluding school groups.
- By metro and RER regional train.
- Line 1: Chateau de Vincennes station or RER A Vincennesstation.
- Galerie Bis
- Pierre Sang
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1.52% of people who visit Paris include Chateau De Vincennes in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
72.22% of people start their Chateau De Vincennes visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Chateau De Vincennes
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chateau De Vincennes
Loved exploring this Château. It is away from the busyness of the city Centre - no queues and you are free to roam the grounds at a leisurely pace. Definitely worth the trip and there are beautiful woodlands bordering it which is great to walk through.
It's very easy to get to this chateau, it is well within the reach of any tourist, just a metro ride. Your ticket lets you visit the chapel and the keep. The chapel is not open all day, so check your hours. Lots of spiral stairs to manage, so only for the more sturdy. Sit down for the history slide show, it's only a few minutes and you'll learn a lot.
The grounds are huge so the crowd, if any, is not a concern. There are ancient untouched areas as well as renovated areas. The map that is given explains the use and events of each building very nicely.
It's a pretty cool keep. It's well preserved from outside, though interiors of the keep are not preserved. It was constructed under Charles V and is a nice to visit, located right next to the metro station with the same name.
It was a great visit. Getting there early right when it opens is the best. Hardly anyone there. It is accessible as it can be with alternatives for those who are blind and can not take stairs. Everyone was polite and helpful.