Château de Vincennes Member

1 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.

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
  • Chinese

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, Italian, Spanish. Duration : 1 hour 15 minutes

Coach park

On the esplanade of the chateau.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€9 / €7 (concessions)

Guided tour

Conference visits are regularly organised by the monument staff. See the programme of National Monument visits at:

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

Opening times

Château and dungeon:
21st May-22nd September: 10am-6pm
23rd September-20th May: 10am-5pm

21st May-22nd September: 10.30am-1pm, 2pm-5.30pm
23rd September-20th May: 10am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm

Exceptional opening

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

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Château de Vincennes

1 avenue de Paris
94300 Vincennes
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 48 08 31 20

  • 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
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

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

More details on accessibility

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

Chateau in Paris and in the Paris Region: Chateau

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