Château de Vincennes Member

Avenue de Paris - 94300 Vincennes

94 - Val-de-Marne


The only fortified castle near Paris. It used to be a hunting lodge and royal residence, then a fortress and eventually a state prison.
Tour of the Chapelle Royale (Royal Chapel), the battlements and the moats.
After ten years of renovation work, the donjon reopened in 2007.

Architectural style

  • Classique


  • Archéologie
  • Architecture
  • Archives militaires
  • Histoire

Epoque des collections

  • Byzance (IVe - XVe)
  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)
  • Maniérisme (XVIe)
  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)


Near to the Bois de Vincennes.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • chinois

Visitor tools

Additional fee : € 4.50 for the audioguide, 2 audioguides for € 6. € 3 for groups, under 18 and disable people. In french, english, german, italien, spanish. Duration : 1h15

Coach park

On the esplanade of the chateau.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€9 / €7 (concessions)

Guided tour

With monument staff.

Group tour

For group (in french) bookings only:


Free for all on the first Sunday of the month from 1 November to 31 March.
Free for those under 26 from countries within the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for the disabled and an accompanying person as well as job seekers and those on French welfare benefits.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s

Exceptional closure

January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and Christmas

Opening times

From 21 May to 22 September: 10am to 6pm
From 23 September to 20 May: 10am to 5pm
From 21 May to 22 September: 10h30 to 5h30, closed from 1pm to 2pm
From 23 September to 20 May: 10h30 to 4h30, closed from 1pm to 2pm
Between the 1st of April and the 20th of May, week-ends and bank holidays from 10h30 to 1pm and from 2pm to 5h30

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August

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Château de Vincennes

Avenue de Paris
94300 Vincennes
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 43 28 15 48

  • Subway - Château de Vincennes
  • RER - Vincennes
  • Bus - 325, 56
  • By car: On the périphérique (Paris orbital), take the exit for Porte de Vincennes or Porte Dorée

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits

Accessibility information

-Physical disability: free parking next to the Parc Floral, possible for a quick drop off (please state and organize when reserving). The Château de Vincennes is partially accessible (outside areas, ground floor from donjon). Accompanying person required (cobbles, 4% inclining slope). The donjon floors and châtelet are not accessible. Adapted toilets available.

Find out all you need to know about accessibility in France's National Monuments
You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for disabled people in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.

Contact :

Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

Chateau in the same district: 94 - Val-de-Marne

Chateau in Paris and in the Paris Region: Chateau

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