Château de Vincennes

1 avenue de Paris - 94300 Vincennes 94 - Val-de-Marne
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Château de Vincennes
Château de Vincennes - Façade
Château de Vincennes - Façade
Château de Vincennes - Remparts
Château de Vincennes - Sainte Chapelle
COVID19: the Centre for National Monuments has decided to abolish the first free Sunday in November (Sunday 1 November) for monuments in the red zone. The entrance fee will therefore apply normally. The aim of this measure is to limit the number of visitors to monuments due to the health crisis. This measure will be renewable from December 2020 to March 2021 as long as the areas are in the red zone.
A royal residence on the edges of Paris.
The Château of Vincennes was used as royal residence from the 12th to 18th century and it has preserved its medieval towers, the Sainte-Chapelle and the 14th century keep which is the highest of its kind in Europe. In 1365, Charles V, King of France, transformed the family manor house at Vincennes into a more suitable royal dwelling and built the present keep to house his art collection and manuscripts. From the early 15th century to the 1800s, the keep was used as a prison, a symbol of absolute State power, which saw the imprisonment of famous figures such as Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau. The Sainte-Chapelle started in 1379 offers to the public a remarkable decorative ensemble and realised the dreams of King Charles V to add a truly exceptional religious edifice to this impressive fortress. Visit the gatehouse parapet and discover the two offices of the King’s secretary. In the Sainte-Chapelle, the sacristy, attics and Treasury are now open to visitors.


Droit d'entrée dans les monuments : entrée gratuite pour les personnes handicapées et leur accompagnateur. Pour le tarif des visites-conférences et des ateliers : voir la brochure.


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.


Under 18s


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


€9.50 / €7 (concessions)


Group tours €7.5; For group (in French) bookings only: [email protected].


May 21 to September 22: 10am-6pm (Sainte-Chapelle, 10:30am-1pm and 2pm-5:30pm). September 23 to May 20: 10am-5pm (Sainte-Chapelle, 10:30am-1pm and 2pm-4:30pm). April 1 to May 20: weekends and holidays, 10am-6pm (Sainte-Chapelle, 10:30am-1pm and 2pm-5:30pm).



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Audioguide €3


With Sainte-Chapelle de Paris


Offer adapted to disabled people
Hearing impairment

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

Paris for people with disabilities

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1 avenue de Paris
94300 Vincennes
Public transportation
1Château de Vincennes
46Parc Floral

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