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The edifice is comprised of two distinct sections: an austere 14C keep** that has retained its original crenellated walls and machicolations, and a majestic 17C structure with a royal courtyard and chapel*. The ground-floor of the keep was formerly the site of the kitchens and the two upper storeys housed the apartments of the king of France. In the 16C the castle became a state prison. It was essentially used to incarcerate political prisoners: the Grand Condé, Prince of Conti, Cardinal of Retz, Diderot, Mirabeau, etc, among others. It was here that by order of Louis XIV, D'Artagnan mounted guard over Fouquet, arrested in 1662.

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  • Address : av. de Paris F - 94300 Vincennes94300Vincennes
  • Phone : 01 43 28 15 48
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  • Prices : 8.50 € (-26 years old free of charge)

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : With family

    Pros

    Le cadre splendide, aux portes de Paris et en même temps à la campagne. Site historique exceptionnel de 800 ans d'implantation royale : du 12ème au 14ème pour la chasse avec son manoir et du 14 ème à la Révolution en tant que résidence. Son donjon est majestueux du haut de ses 52 m, on voit tout Paris (Tour Eiffel, la Défense, Notre Dame, etc). De plus ce donjon est la seul résidence royale médiévale encore conservée. Ce Palais abrite de superbes sculptures montrant des prophètes et évangélistes

    Cons

    Méconnu et pourtant allez y.

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