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 will 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 will 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 from every day of the week, at the following times:
Chateau and The Keep
- From 23 September to 20 May: from 10 am to 5 pm.
- From 21 May to 22 September: from 10 am to 6 pm.
Last admission is 45 minutes before closing time.
- From 23 September to 20 May: from 10:30 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 4:30 pm.
- From 21 May to 22 September: from 10:30 am to 1 pm, and from 2 pm to 5:30 pm.
Last access is 45 minutes before closing time. On the 24th and 31st of December, the entire site closes at 4 pm.
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.
Skip the Line
By reserving this ticket, you will avoid the queues that usually form at the ticket offices of Chateau de Vincennes. However, you will still have to queue to access the monument and security checks may take a few minutes.
Entry to Château de Vincennes is free for the following people:
- Young people in the European Union between 18 and 25 years old.
- All children under 18.
- Unemployed people, people with disabilities, journalists, architecture students, people working in the tourism sector, military personnel, police officers and members of other state security forces.
Entry is also free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month from 1st January to 31st March, and from 1st November to 31st December.
If you've already purchased a general ticket with Civitatis and wish to reserve another free ticket for anyone in the above categories, you can get it at the ticket office with your booking. You'll have to present a document that justifies your eligibility for the free ticket.
The Sainte-Chapelle will be closed from 15th of June to the 30th of September
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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.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
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.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Chateau de Vincennes