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Bois de Vincennes

293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
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This large park on Paris's eastern side includes the Château de Vincennes and a popular zoo among its many attractions.
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293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
Bercy / Nation
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Bois de Vincennes at the Île de Reuilly is a great place to spend the day. You can bring your bicycle, a picnic basket, and a pair of binoculars and spend a relaxed day exercising and watching the birds that nest by the lake. The...More

Thank Marrakesh2012
Reviewed 15 April 2017

I ran through this park during the Paris Marathon and was very impressed. It is a huge park with lots of greenery. It feels a very far away from the hustle and bustle of Paris and a lovely escape from the city.

Thank KeenanL
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Bois de Vincennes covers a vast area to the West of Paris, sprawling across 995ha (almost 4 square miles). Although it has some specific attractions, such as the zoo, it's mainly best for just walking or cycling around, free from the traffic and pollution...More

Thank MKMapman
Reviewed 26 March 2017

There is a castle, a lake where you can go rowing, a zoo and lots of flower gardens. Extensive hiking and biking areas. Lots to see and do. Oh and don't miss the Foire de Trone if you are in town in the spring. It's...More

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Beautiful park. Great people watching - so many interesting folks enjoying the place. We rented a boat and paddled around - had an absolutely great time. Parisians are serious about their parks - if you spend any time there, they're really near the top of...More

Thank yoda2009
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were staying in the 12th arrondissement in Paris in September 2013. It was just a decent, but not to long to the Bois (woods). We decided to walk there one morning. It was a little cool and overcast, but we were fine. Lovely areas...More

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The "Bois de Vincennes" parc is an excellent afternoon activity for the whole family. One can even rent a boat To explore the lake

Thank Tina B
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

One cannot believe but all this green is still in Paris. Certainly not central , but still well deserved with a subway station "Château De Vincennes". We can find lakes, birds, horses and a lot of peaceful places. Love

Thank Lara P
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited the Bois de Vincennes by accident really as we were trying to find the start of the Promenade Plantee to walk back into central Paris. The park looked so nice we took a lovely walk and sat down people watching for a while...More

Thank iduap
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We walked around the pond and over the two islands, and that was a very nice walk. Do not miss the grotto on one of the islands. Nice buddhist temple there too

Thank Jurgen B
Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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Sue P
6 October 2015|
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Response from Ernie G | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any bike rental facilities within the park.
Karina L
9 April 2015|
Response from Chris B | Reviewed this property |
Hi - last week in Paris we went to the races at Longchamp (Bois du Boulogne) and it seemed pretty easy to just buy a ticket at the gate (5euros). Not sure if it will be more difficult in the height of summer but as with all... More