The Château de Vincennes really is a site to behold, it’s one of the best preserved examples of medieval architecture in Europe, although its functions have varied throughout the years: from hunting lodge, to royal residence, to a fortress to a state prison, there’s lots of history here, seeing the likes of Louis XIV and Napoleon! Its tower measuring 52 metres was the tallest ever built in 14th century Europe, so this building had some serious street cred back in its day!
The area offers few parking solutions and quickly gets congested because there’s so much to do here; the Bois de Vincennes, Parc Floral (botanical gardens), the Pelous de Reilly, Lake Daumesnil and the Paris Zoo are all close by. So, as you can see, it’s an area of Paris with some real gems!
Prices to this attraction do vary, but the standard rate is €9, but entry is free if you're under 26 and a European citizen, as well as for everyone under 18. So, it’s a perfect day out for all the family. Sadly if you don't speak French, the group tours will be of no interest to you, however we strongly recommend that you purchase the audioguide, which is available in English for €4.50 or €6 for two.
If you prefer to be parked more centrally, then the Château also has great public transport links, you can catch the line 1 of the metro to the station which is conveniently called Château de Vincennes, as well as the RER (over ground service) the Vincennes RER station.
Plus, the Château is located approximately a 25 minute walk away from the Paris Zoo (Parc Zoologique).
So avoid any hassle on the day of your visit, especially when there's so much to see and have you parking space reserved with ParkingsdeParis before you set off, meaning that you can choose where and for how long you want to be parked in the French capital!