The Château de Vincennes (French pronunciation: [ʃɑto d(ə) vɛ̃sɛn]) is a massive 14th and 17th century French royal fortress in the town of Vincennes, to the east of Paris, now a suburb of the metropolis.
Like other more famous châteaux, it had its origins in a hunting lodge, constructed for Louis VII about 1150 in the forest of Vincennes. In the 13th century, Philip Augustus and Louis IX erected a more substantial manor: Louis IX is reputed to have departed from Vincennes on the crusade from which he did not return.
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David Pittman | May 3, 2018
Visiting this chateau was an unexpected pleasure. The Metro stop is right in front of the entrance. The Castle is very old and quite interesting. The Chapel is lovely, and there was an temporary exhibit of contemporary photographs. The somewhat newer royal residences were not open, and one of them was largely obscured by scaffolding.
Emanuel Gómez Miranda | Apr 16, 2018
This is one beautiful hidden place. It's not as expensive or crowded as the other touristic places I've been into. Lovely for a couple of hours visit. Surrounded by beautiful green areas and a couple of nice restaurants.
Shaiju B | May 14, 2018
The place is beautiful. There are buildings which resembles a palace. There is a church also. The entry to campus is free but need to buy ticket to enter buildings and church. The green landscape and the old style walls, doors, windows, lanterns, well all make it believe that we are in old century.
Carvel Zwingle | May 14, 2018
Historically significant but not much to see. Too many stairs with too little to reward the effort. You can see the grounds without a ticket. 12€ (with audio guide) for entrance to an empty church and donjon is not a great return.
Adrian B. | Jun 2, 2018
Beautiful place for visiting, not to many tourist. The chateau of Vincennes is included in ParisPass. A beautiful garden to nice walk in the evening.
Elizabeth Lyman Jensen | Jun 27, 2018
Definitely get the audio tour. It's much harder to figure out where to go, etc. There are no furnishings or recreations of what it looked like. It's informative and if you enjoy just seeing a really old castle from the 1300s and learning a little about the history, then you'll like this. If you like more glamour and fancy decor, this isn't for you.
Brittany Padgett | Jul 6, 2018
It was a great visit. Getting there early right when it opens is the best. Hardly anyone there. It is accessible as it can be with alternatives for those who are blind and can not take stairs. Everyone was polite and helpful.
Greg Smith | Jun 22, 2018
Fantastic period Chateau/castle with moat. Excellent condition and a good audio guide. Located almost in the suburb with excellent access by Metro . Had a great visit.
Mary-Jane Nightingale | Jun 27, 2018
Even though it is quite small in comparison to other castles, Chateau we Vincennes is one of the most beautiful locations in the city of Paris. Don't ignore the church, it has some beautiful painted glass inside.
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