Chateau De VincennesCurrently Open [Closes at 06:15 pm]
- 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
Chateau De Vincennes - Review
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.
Chateau De Vincennes Ticket Prices
- 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.
How To reach Chateau De Vincennes by Public Transport
- By metro and RER regional train.
- Line 1: Chateau de Vincennes station or RER A Vincennesstation.
Restaurants Near Chateau De Vincennes
- Galerie Bis
- Pierre Sang
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Things to Know Before Visiting Chateau De Vincennes
1.53% 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
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Chateau De Vincennes, Paris Reviews
If you have people in your group going to Paris who want to see a castle like you see in books and fairy tales, this is a good bet. Close to the city and accessible via Metro or bus, and beautiful, if a bit rustic. Was practically empty the morning we were there...got there right as it opened. That added to the charm in my opinion. One drawback...the castle itself is not terribly accessible. But let's be honest, that is to be expected in a several century old structure. There is still a lot to see with the castle, the courtyard, the Cathedral is also worth a look.
Take the metro and arrive by 10am which is the opening time of the castle, is a large castle right in an urban area, metro stop is next to it. It takes 40 min from Paris to here but is worth it, specially for kids. Next to the castle on the back of it you can find a park and the botanical garden, I did not enter but rather walk by it. Also the park has a beautiful lake where I sat and relax. Castle fee was 10 euro as far as I remember. Worth a visit. The lake on the picture is 15 mins walk east through a path but is worth it. There is a train station 200 m from this lake. The neighborhood is very nice and quiet, grocery store next to the train station
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 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.
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.