Château de Vincennes

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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 which boasts fine stained-glass windows dating from the Renaissance. The keep is the only medieval royal residence to have survived in France. It was used as a State prison in the 16C, mainly for political prisoners, including characters such as the Grand Condé, the Cardinal de Retz, Diderot and the Marquis de Sade.

Useful information

Address:

1 avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes

Phone:

+33 1 48 08 31 20

Price:

9 € (-26 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

mid May-mid Sep: 10am-6pm; rest of year: 10am-5pm - Sainte-Chapelle mid May-mid Sep: 10.30am-1pm, 2pm-5.30pm; rest of year: 10.30am-1pm, 2pm-4.30pm - closed 1 Jan, 1 May, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec

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