Vincennes

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This article is about the city in France. For the city in the United States, see Vincennes, Indiana; for US Navy ships of the same name, see USS Vincennes.
RégionÎle-de-France
DépartementVal-de-Marne
ArrondissementNogent-sur-Marne
Cantonschef-lieu de 2 cantons
(1 commune,
43 595 habitants)
InhabitantsVincennois
Population totale (1999)43 937 habitants
sans doubles comptes (1999)43 595 habitants
Unité urbaine (1999)Paris
Aire urbaine (1999)Paris
Intercommunalité (2004)aucune
Area1.91 km²

Vincennes is a city and commune in the Val-de-Marne département of France, in the suburbs of Paris.

The city is famous for its castle, the château de Vincennes, and its park, the Bois de Vincennes (though the latter is now within the limits of the City of Paris). It also features a large military fort, now housing various army services.

In the old royal chateau, a porcelain manufactory was established in 1740, specializing in imitations of Meissen porcelain and naturalistic flowers, which were incorporated into bouquets under the direction of Parisian marchands-merciers. The Vincennes porcelain factory continued until 1756, when the production was transferred to new buildings at Sèvres, initiating the career of world-famous Sevres porcelain.

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