8 Things to Do in Vincennes That You Shouldn't Miss

November 23, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Vincennes in France, from Europe region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Vincennes with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Vincennes

1. Chateau of Vincennes

Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 1 43 28 15 48
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4 based on 857 reviews

Chateau of Vincennes

The Chateau de Vincennes was used as royal residence from the 12th to 18th century and it has preserved its medieval towers, the Sainte-Chapelle and the 14th century keep which is the highest of its kind in Europe. In 1365, Charles V, King of France, transformed the family manor house at Vincennes into a more suitable royal dwelling and built the present keep to house his art collection and manuscripts. From the early 15th century to the 1800s, the keep was used as a prison, a symbol of absolute State power, which saw the imprisonment of famous figures such as Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau. After extensive restoration work, the Sainte-Chapelle at the Château de Vincennes has re-opened to the public and visitors can now fully admire its remarkable decorative ensemble. Started in 1379, and based on the model of the royal chapel in the Palais de la Cité in Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle at Vincennes realised the dreams of King Charles V to add a truly exceptional religious edifice to this impressive fortress. Open: > 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

Reviewed By MagneticCommand - Washington Boro, PA

I really recommend you visit the Chateau Vincennes. It's a very easy trip on the Metro (last stop on the yellow line, east) and is almost deserted.
The Twelfth Arrondisment (sp?) is quiet, with good shopping and some great bistros. The Chateau is a two minute walk from the Metro and easy to find. Inside the Sainte Chapelle is, I think, nicer than the one on the Ile de Cite - and a lot less crowded. The tour is almost the same as it was in the Middle Ages, when it was featured in the Tres Riches Heures du Duke du Berry.
Chateau Vincennes has played a pivotal role in French history for centuries, yet almost no one knows about it. For starters, it's where Henry V, king of England, died, and where Mata Hari was executed in 1917.
The staff inside the Chateau are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the rooms themselves well restored. There were a lot of children there the day we visited having the time of their lives in a real castle.
After your visit, you can take a picnic to the large park behind the Chateau.

2. Atelier Cuisine AD

22 rue de la Prevoyance, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 6 86 82 07 17
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5 based on 18 reviews

Atelier Cuisine AD

You’ll get to learn and cook traditional French recipes, either main dishes or desserts in a superb location. Your English-speaking chef will show and teach you how to cook tasty and amazing local food. You’ll then let you cook by yourself and all set to reproduce them at home. You’ll be as good as any Frenchy, maybe even more :-) You’ll be 4 to 12, and have the pleasure to enjoy on the spot what you just cooked. Yummy!

Reviewed By william k - Paris, France

I was on a business trip in Paris last December. Was walking by rue de la Prevoyance and entered when I saw the activity from the outside. I walked in, was delighted with what I saw. Postponed my return home to join the course. Great...MoreThanks William. It's been a pleasure to welcome you! See you again on your next trip :-)

3. Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes

22 rue Fays, 94300 Vincennes, France
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Eglise Saint-Louis de Vincennes

Reviewed By Lewis S - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

During my frequent trips to Vincennes, after hectic day and stressfull time I love to stop by and find piece.

4. Espace Sorano

16 rue Charles Pathe, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 1 43 74 73 74
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Espace Sorano

Reviewed By Stephane P - Vincennes, France

Un endroit où parents et enfants peuvent admirer enthousiastes diverses spectacles et représentations donnés par des professionnels.Un enchantement à prix raisonnable.

5. Institut De Beaute Christelle M

134 avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 1 41 93 12 94
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5 based on 22 reviews

Institut De Beaute Christelle M

Reviewed By TOURREIL S

Un endroit où on aime venir, Christelle "M" vraiment son travail et ça se ressent dans les soins.
De plus, les produits utilisés sont supers. Hâte que la e-boutique ouvre pour faire mes amplettes à la maison, entre deux rendez vous.

6. VALERIE D CREATIONS

19 avenue Georges Clemenceau, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 6 51 10 20 20
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5 based on 1 reviews

VALERIE D CREATIONS

Reviewed By magonote - Kobe, Japan

地元のデザイナーさんの手作りの帽子とカバンのお店。日本ではあまりみないデザインのものも多いし、値段も割と安い。出来ればフランス語が出来たほうが買い物はしやすいけど、色々見せてもらって買うのは楽しい経験になると思う。時間があれば注文して作ってもらうのもいい。出来上がったら実費で日本まで送ってくれるそうです。

7. Sirilanna Thai Spa

4 rue Robert Giraudineau, 94300 Vincennes, France +(33)33623957979
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3 based on 3 reviews

Sirilanna Thai Spa

Sirilanna Thai Spa est un vrais salon de massage THAI efficace et abordable dans un cadre convivial, traditionnel Thai dans le pure style Lanna.

Reviewed By Christelle c

Accueil très agréable, endroit très joli et propre.
Un véritable massage thaïlandais dans le calme.
Le thé est vraiment délicieux.
A découvrir

8. Taxi Manu

Avenue de Paris | A, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 6 09 01 46 27
Taxi Manu

A service of Taxis and Cab on reservation. Any destination, transfers airports, provisions. Credit card payment accepted.(except Amex)

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