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Bois de Vincennes

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Address: 293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
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This large park on Paris's eastern side includes the Château de...

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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Fresh air for all the family

Everyone's heard of the Bois de Boulogne but there's another large area of green heaven to the east of Paris. The Bois de Vincennes is a vast park with large wooded areas, large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Robert S
London, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is just wonderful! Just relax and chill when the weather is hot! You should definitely try the Parc Floral, the lakes as well as the surrounding zoo and castle ;)

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Both buildings have been cleaned and are beautiful, I loved the keep or castle, really felt like old world. I walked to the park next door and walked another 20 minutes to the Platte raised walk way that is like The High Line in NY, follow it to the Bastille, great day

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Everyone's heard of the Bois de Boulogne but there's another large area of green heaven to the east of Paris. The Bois de Vincennes is a vast park with large wooded areas, large lakes, cycling trails, sports centres, a zoo - the list goes on. A few yards from the Metro (Chateau de Vincennes) just 15 minutes from the centre... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Bois de Vincennes is just that -- bois. It is a large wooded area with wide gravel/dirt paths that are good for jogging, dog-walking (mostly women for some reason with posh dogs), cycling and -- if a hot day -- for a picnic under the trees (no tables though). Since it is so large, I double-checked with one of the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This park is a quiet location away from the crowds. There is also a lot of birdlife. The park is relatively close to other sites of interest, including the Chateau de Vincennes.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Only saw a bit of the huge park, but it was a great way to spend a hot afternoon in Paris. Others had mentioned via online reviews some unsavory characters in the park, but I saw mostly families and groups of school children while I was there. I do think it would be easy to get lost here - lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Sadly, we waited until the last day of our 14 day trip to visit here. We thought "what the heck let's take Metro line #1 all the way to the east end and see what's there." Well, what's there is an amazing chateau that houses a museum and once you get through it and the grounds, you go around to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had some time in the morning to take a walk through this park and it was a delight. It has a lake in it where you can rent row boats, or plenty of grass that you can just lay on to soak up the sun. Even though there was a lot of activity, you could feel like you could... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We rented bikes and rode round these woods. There are some very picturesque parts, but there seems to be a lot of prostitutes hanging round the south end of the park - even at midday.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Had brunch here one Sunday and spent the whole day in these delightful woods. Great to have such a place in a bit city like Paris. There are crowded parts (with legions of joggers) but also quiet stretches of woodland. Another highlight is the Parc Floral, which is part of the bois de Vincennes.

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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 neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
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