Vincennes is a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 6.7 km from the centre of Paris. It is one of the most densely populated municipalities in Europe.
It took its name from the bois de Vincennes located to the south of the city, which has become the property of the Paris City Council. Vincennes is famous for its castle,long royal residence. It is the second most densely populated commune in France behind Levallois-Perret. Since 2011, the municipality has launched a major urban redevelopment plan, called the “city project”, targeting different districts of the city.