Château de Vincennes Château de Vincennes

Château de Vincennes




Access to the whole castle and to the temporary exhibitions.
Priority access ticket


What to expect

Do you want to plunge into the daily life of the kings of France in the Middle Ages? Located immediately at the outskirts of Paris and easily accessible by metro, the Château de Vincennes is probably the most famous medieval fortress in Europe. The imposing building dominates the forest of Vincennes from the top of its massive dungeon, which rises to 52 meters of altitude. Visitors will have the pleasure of entering through the drawbridge, and will be able to admire the impressive moats of the castle.
A privileged residence of the kings of France before the construction of Versailles, Vincennes notably has a superb church and abounds in secret corners to explore during the visit. A true piece of French history to discover without moderation.

Opening hours

Opening hours of the Château de Vincennes
21st May – 21st September
Open every day from 10h to 18h
Access to the Sainte-Chapelle from 10h30 to 13h and from 14h to 17h30
22nd September – 20th May
Open every day from 10h to 17h
Access to the Sainte-Chapelle from 10h30 to 13h and from 14h to 16h30

Last access 15 minutes before closing time
Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December.

###Practical information
The upper parts of the dungeon are accessible only by reservation and paying a supplement.
Cancellation conditions: tickets are non-refundable and cannot be cancelled.

Free admissions

  • Persons under 18 years of age (family and non-school groups)
  • Persons aged 18-25 (nationals of European Union countries and regular non-European residents in France)
  • People with disabilities and their caregivers
  • Culture Card / ICOM Card
  • Jobseekers upon presentation of an attestation less than 6 months old

####Top tips

  • Enjoy a free guided tour (in French, duration: approximately 1h30) every day at 10h30,14h15 and 15h00.
  • The visit is without reservation and free of charge with your admission ticket. Attention: in exceptional cases, these free visits can be cancelled due to closures, technical reasons or personal reasons.


Avenue de Paris
94300 Vincennes