Vincennes tourism and travel guide

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Vincennes is situated in the department and region.

Attractions in Vincennes

The Chateau de Vincennes has an interesting history as an important royal residence for several centuries and : Chateau de Vincennes

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vincennes in .

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Vincennes at 1 km and River Seine at 7 km.

Vincennes, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Vincennes

Chateau de Vincennes

Castle less than one km (direction south-west), in the Val-de-Marne department

The Chateau de Vincennes has an interesting history as an important royal residence for...

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River Seine

River Seine

at 7 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The Seine river is at the heart of the city, near many of the...

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at 7 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The city of Paris continues to be the most popular destination with visitors to...

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Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 7 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine River, is one of...

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National Monument at 7 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on the pantheon...

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Church at 7 km (direction west), in the Paris department

Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, is an important gothic chapel...

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National Monument at 7 km (direction west), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important gothic palaces...

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 8 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most popular public...

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 8 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless numbers of...

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at 8 km (direction west), in the Paris department

The Palais-Royal is a 17th century palace with attractive gardens in the heart of...

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at 8 km (direction west), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels underneath the...

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at 8 km (direction west-north-west), in the Paris department

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate village within the city, and...

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Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 8 km (direction west-north-west), in the Paris department

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most famous Paris landmarks,...

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 8 km (direction west-north-west), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known as the Paris...

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Map of places to visit near Vincennes


Markets in and near Vincennes

  • Montreuil: market Thursday & Sunday & Friday (2km)
  • Saint-Mande: market Sunday (2km)
  • Fontenay-sous-Bois: market Sunday (2km)
  • Joinville-le-Pont: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (4km)
  • Nogent-sur-Marne: market Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (4km)
  • Les Lilas: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday (4km)
  • Noisy-le-Sec: market Wednesday & Saturday & Monday (5km)
  • Le Perreux-sur-Marne: market Wednesday & Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Maisons-Alfort: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (5km)
  • Ivry-sur-Seine: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday (6km)

More information about Vincennes,

Tourist attractions near Vincennes, France

What to do at Vincennes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vincennes.


  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (3km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (7km)
  • Cinéaqua (11km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (33km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Oise-Pays de France (38km)
  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (39km)
  • Vexin Francais (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (3km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (6km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (8km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (8km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (8km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (27km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (29km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (30km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (33km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (38km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (40km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (8km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (12km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (14km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (15km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (18km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (20km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (24km)
  • Parc de Versailles (24km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (26km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (29km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (34km)
  • Parc de Courson (35km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (36km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (37km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (38km)
  • Potager des Princes (39km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (41km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Murs à pêches (2km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (34km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (36km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (37km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (41km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Maisons-Alfort (5km)
  • Creteil (8km)
  • Gagny (8km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (10km)
  • Livry-Gargan (11km)
  • Levallois-Perret (12km)
  • Courbevoie (15km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (15km)
  • Meudon (15km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (19km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (19km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (20km)
  • Le Vesinet (23km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (37km)
  • Melun (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (2km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (6km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (13km)
  • Parc des félins (big cats) (41km)

Geography and distances

Vincennes is in the of France at 0 kilometres from , the department capital (general information: Vincennes is 7 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vincennes

Canton: Vincennes

Arrondissement: Nogent-sur-Marne



Postcode: 94300

Distance to Vincennes

from (prefecture): 0 km

from Paris: 7 km

from Calais: 237 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 501 km

from Strasbourg: 390 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vincennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 24 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bagnolet, Bondy, Bry-sur-Marne, Champigny-sur-Marne, Charenton-le-Pont, Fontenay-sous-Bois, Ivry-sur-Seine, Joinville-le-Pont, Le Perreux-sur-Marne, Le Pre-Saint-Gervais, Le Raincy, Les Lilas, Maisons-Alfort, Montreuil, Neuilly-Plaisance, Nogent-sur-Marne, Noisy-le-Sec, Pantin, Romainville, Rosny-sous-Bois, Saint-Mande, Saint-Maur-Des-Fosses, Saint-Maurice and Villemomble.

This page in French: Visiter Vincennes