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The building has two distinct sides: a proud and austere - and magnificently restored - 14C keep, with crenellated walls and machicolations still intact, and a majestic 17C section with a royal courtyard and chapel. The kitchens used to be on the ground floor of the keep and the two upper storeys housed the apartments of the king of France. In the 16C the castle became a State prison, mainly for incarcerating political prisoners, including the Great Condé, the Prince of Conti, Cardinal of Retz, Diderot and Mirabeau. It was here that by order of Louis XIV, D'Artagnan guarded Fouquet, on his arrest in 1662.

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

Opening hours :

  • 21 May-22 Sep: 10am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - Sainte-Chapelle 21 May-22 Sep: 10am-noon, 2pm-5.30pm; rest of year: 11am-noon, 2.30pm-4pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec

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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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