Historic monument with hidden treasures, the Château de Vincennes is highlighted all along European Heritage Days. And even though it is set just outside Paris, many people forget about this fortress that is a vestige with a few records of its own. It is the biggest fortified castle in France still existing and its dungeon is 52-m high and one of the highest ones in Europe. It is in this very dungeon that were imprisoned Voltaire and the Marquis de Sade.
The Château de Vincennes: a royal fortress in Paris
The castle of Vincennes is, with the Louvre, one of the most important castles of the History of France. It is also one of the largest and best preserved castles in Europe... [Read more]
For the 39th edition of European Heritage Days, landing on September 17 and 18, 2022, this fortress unveils its secrets through several tours and entertainments shining a light on the different parts of the castle.
For the record, European Heritage Days are the occasion to learn more about the history of many and sublime monuments scattered all over France. In Paris and Île-de-France, every year, there are lots of tours to enjoy: from major institutions to unusual venues or hidden places including cultural centers or churches... The hardest thing is to choose!
Here is a wonderful idea for the weekend. Shall we go, friends?
Dates and Opening Time
From September 17, 2022 to September 18, 2022
Château de Vincennes
1 Avenue de Paris