Castle of Vincennes
This former royal residence contemplates the capital from the top of its famous keep which sheltered the leaders of the state, as well as its prisoners.
How do I get to the Château de Vincennes?
Address1 Avenue de Paris
Enter through one of the majestic gates that pierce the castle walls to walk in the footsteps of history. Start your visit by the traces of the disappeared buildings: the manor of the Capetians, then admire the famous keep of 52 meters height surrounded by impressive ditches! It is the highest in Europe! From a royal residence to an arsenal and a prison, you will discover its different uses and in the 6 rooms of this fortress, 1000 years of history.
Completed by Henry II, the Sainte-Chapelle naturally bears the monograms of the King, the Queen, and... Diane de Poitiers.