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Chateau de Vincennes Tickets

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Explore Château de Vincennes, a 14th-century fortress near Paris. Learn about its transformation from a royal residence to Napoleon's arsenal.


  • Marvel at the towering 14th-century Gothic fortress in beige as you imagine its journey from being a residence for Louis IX to Napoleon’s weapons arsenal.

  • Lace up your shoes and ascend to the 52-meter medieval keep to be rewarded with views of Parisian cityscapes like the Eiffel Tower.

  • Stroll through the keep where King Henry V died and learn about the fortress’s role in the Hundred Years' War with a multilingual audio guide.

  • Explore the grand halls that once held royal soirees, later transformed into Napoleon's barracks and arsenal as guardians of Paris.

  • Did you know? The Chateau's 52-meter tall keep was planned at almost triple its height! Budget cuts kept it grounded.


  • Entry to the Chateau de Vincennes

  • Audio guide in French, English, and Spanish

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled. However, you can use them any time until 10 Jul, 2027.

These tickets are valid until 10 Jul, 2027.

Unveiling Chateau de Vincennes

Imagine standing before a towering vision of French history that transformed from the once opulent residence of King Louis IX to a formidable arsenal safeguarding Napoleon's weapons. The Chateau de Vincennes is a 14th-century Gothic masterpiece cloaked in beige limestone that welcomes you with its presence as you approach it. Ascend the 52-meter medieval keep where Parisian cityscape views wait for you at the end of the stairs. You can make out the Eiffel Tower at the horizon, the spires of the Notre Dame cathedral, and the winding curves of the Seine River from the keep.

From royal soirees to Napoleon's arsenal

Step inside the keep's cool interior and relive French history. King Henry V breathed his last in these halls, a chilling reminder of the Chateau's pivotal role in the Hundred Years' War. The keep also held other famous French personalities of the time like Fouquet who was King Louis X’s accountant, accused of misusing funds and potentially threatening the king. A multilingual audio guide will be your companion, narrating a tale of battles and strategies as you descend the keep. Explore the grand halls, their opulence echoing with the festivities of royal soirees long past. As time passed, these same spaces transformed into Napoleon's barracks and arsenal, as the silent guardians of Paris.

Château de Vincennes

Monday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Saturday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 06:00 PMlast entry 05:15 PM

What to bring

  • Wear comfortable shoes as the venue has irregular surfaces like gravel and paving stones.


  • Pets are not allowed at the venue, except for guide dogs.

  • This experience is not suitable for strollers.

  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users on certain ground floor parts.

Additional information

  • Entry is free for people with disabilities and their companions with valid proof

  • Entry is free for individuals under 18 years of age and 26 years of age with an EU ID

  • There are no baggage lockers inside the venue.

  • The maximum size of backpacks or handbags should not exceed 40x20x50 cm.

  • A valid identity document is needed for the duration of the visit.

  • An adult must accompany children under 16.

  • The monument is closed on January 1, May 1, and December 25.

  • The Sainte-Chapelle is temporarily closed daily during the lunch break between 1pm —2pm.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the redemption point.

Ticket redemption point

  • Show your ticket at Château de Vincennes.

  • Address: Av. de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France.

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