Just on the outside of Paris, visit the Château de Vincennes, a fine example of Medieval architecture.
The Château de Vincennes is a symbol of the modern French state, from which the building show off the power of the monarchy. It once guarded the capital, whilst at the same time protecting the kings against uprisings. Château de Vincennes was at the heart of the French monarchy until 1682, when Louis XIV chose to settle in Versailles. From the 16th up to the 19th century, it was used as a prison where people such as Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau were once held.
Under Napoleon I it was transformed into a barracks and arsenal, and the fortress protected Paris during invasions in the 19th century.
It is now a place of national remembrance, restored after suffering extensive damage during the Second World War, and houses the historical services of the three French armed forces.
These tickets are hard copy tickets: To be collected in Paris Story (11bis Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, next to the Galeries Lafayette) by showing your 365Tickets voucher. Please note that Paris story will be closed on Sundays and Mondays.
All of our tours operate rain or shine. Please check the weather and dress accordingly.
We recommend you wear appropriate footwear and that you are comfortable walking 5km/3 miles over the course of the tour.