Situated close to the center of Paris, Château de Vincennes is one of France's magnificent medieval treasures. Discover its fascinating history when you buy this fast-track ticket.
Chateau de Vincennes Fast Track Ticket
With this fast-track ticket, you'll have direct access to the three monuments that make up the Chateau de Vincennes site: the Castle, the Keep, and the Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes chapel.
Chateau de Vincennes
Considered one of the largest medieval castles in Europe, the Vincennes fortress was built between the 14th and 17th centuries. Although it began life as a hunting lodge, the building was expanded over the decades and even hosted the weddings of kings Philip III and Philip IV.
This ticket to Chateau de Vincennes will allow you to explore its beautiful halls and rooms. Particularly outstanding is the personal office of Charles V, which houses the library and study room of the French monarch.
This Keep is the castle's main watchtower. Besides guarding the main fortress, the tower also served as protect the most valuable food and objects.
From the top of the Keep, you'll also enjoy fantastic views of the whole of the complex of Vincennes.
Sainte-Chapelle de Vincennes
This 14th-century chapel founded at the order of the French king Charles V is considered a masterpiece of Flamboyant Gothic architecture. Its intricate polychrome stained-glass windows mean the temple is cast in a very special light which astounds visitors when they first step inside.
Important: due to the implementation of the exposition on Henri III, access to this chapel is currently not possible.
The monumental site of Vincennes is open every day of the week at the following times:
Chateau & The Keep
- September 23 - May 20: 10 am - 5 pm. On weekends and holidays from the 1st of April to the 20th of May, it closes an hour later, at 6 pm.
- May 21 - September 22: 10 am - 6 pm
- December 24 and 31: 10 am - 4 pm
Last admission is 45 minutes before closing time.
- September 23 - May 20: from 10:30 am -1 pm and from 2 pm - 4:30 pm from Monday to Sunday, except on weekends and holidays from April 1 to May 20, when it closes an hour later, at 5:30 pm.
- May 21 - September 22: 10:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5:30 pm
- December 24 and 31: 10:30 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 3:30 pm
Last access is 45 minutes before closing time. Keep in mind that the opening times are flexible and are subject to changes.
The visit to the interior of the castle and to Sainte-Chapelle is self-guided, following an itinerary described in an English and multilingual brochure.
Inside the castle is the personal office of King Charles V of France. The tour of this room takes place with a tablet device that shows various augmented reality videos in English and other languages.
The Keep is accessed via a guided tour. The schedule for this tour will be shown at the castle's ticket office on the day of your visit to the complex.
With this ticket, you'll avoid the queues at the ticket offices. However, you'll have to wait in line for the security checks.
Admission to the Château de Vincennes is free for the following individuals:
- Young people from the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
- Children under 18 years old, regardless of their nationality.
- Unemployed people, people with disabilities and one companion, journalists, architecture students, tourism professionals, military, police, and other state security forces.
Admission is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month between January 1 and March 31, and between November 1 and December 31.
In order to acquire the free admission mentioned above, you'll have to go to the site’s ticket office and present a certifying document of your eligibility for a free ticket.
Per personUS$ 10.20
Direct access to the castle, the keep, and the chapel
Multilingual information brochure for the self–guided tour or the castle and the chapel
Tablet with multilingual videos for the self–guided tour of the personal office of Charles V
Guided tour of the Keep
When to book?
You can book up until the same day (4:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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Chateau de Vincennes