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Bois de Vincennes

293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
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Ranked #146 of 752 Attractions in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Parks
Activities: Running, Biking
Description: 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

One of many Paris parks that Haussmann revamped in the 1850s. The park is the largest in Paris and very beautiful (but not my favorite). You can stroll around Lac Daumesnil or Lac des Minimes and feed the ducks or relax and read a book. There is a restaurant in the park if you want to sit and have food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Went there to spend the day, lovely place, lots of people in swimwear. Great place to pack a blanquet, cheese, some wine and just sit back and relax under any shadow next to the lovely gate. TOPTIP: hold your ground if a pack of ducks come at you!!!!

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Englewood, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
99 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The trails are nice to walk on and full of trees and birds! We walked around a small lake and saw 2 beautiful swans with 2 signets. Next we saw a line of Canada Geese slowly floating along. You may sit on the many park benches in the shade or the sun and just "freeble" , which is to do... More

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
58 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This place is huge and is a great place to run. The park features a nice combination of soft surface and hard surface trails. This urban park is so big that I actually got lost while running in the park. Possibly the best place in Paris to do a long run.

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Niagara Falls
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153 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Chateau de Vincennes is often overlooked by tourists. It is a marvelous day trip just at the end of the line 1 metro. The chateau is made up of a church, the donjon of St. Louis and the main donjon built by Charles V. The main fort has numerous levels and all of them are available to be visited. There... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Take advantage of Paris's excellent bike system - Velib, and ride along rue Daumesnil all the way to Bois de Vincennes where you will find kilometres of woodland, lakes, soccer grounds, cafés, horse riding, foxes, playgrounds, sporting clubs and of course the famous Parc Floral ( botanical gardens) and Chateau de Vincennes. Pack a raincoat if travelling in spring as... More

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Irakleio, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you want to have a break from Paris, visit Bois de Vincinnes.It's near and it's easy to reach it by metro.It combines sightseeing (the impressive medieval tower and a cute chapel) and relaxation in colourful extensive nearby park (floral park). You should check the opening hours before visiting the castle,though.As for the park,it's better to go in spring or... More

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Daytona Beach, Fl
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is more about the town of Vincennes than the Boi de Vincennes. What a beautiful little laid back French town. As we all know, Paris is the "city of light", alive, busy and hundreds of other adjectives that rock the mind, body and soul. Vincennes is the "suburb" of Paris where you can go to relax and enjoy everyday... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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154 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Although I didn't explore much of the green space of the park (which is extensive), I enjoyed the chateau very much. It's not the prettiest castle (built for defense, not a nice appearance like a palace), but the bright white exterior and chapel were cool enough. My only complaint about the castle was its opening times: it's closed for lunch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

For a real Parisian experience, pack a picnic basket and plan an afternoon at Bois de Vincennes. Admittance is free. It is a beautiful open green space with a lake and lots of outdoor activities as well as boats available for rent. The day I visited the park was full of people young and old taking in the sun, playing... More

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