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Bois de Vincennes

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Address: 293 avenue Dausmenil, Paris, France
Activities: Biking, Running
Description: This large park on Paris's eastern side includes the Château de Vincennes...
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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Need a map!!

We walked into the park from our hotel (Hotel de la Porte Doree). We knew the park was large, but could never find a map inside the park to find the different sections I'd hoped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Boulder
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We walked into the park from our hotel (Hotel de la Porte Doree). We knew the park was large, but could never find a map inside the park to find the different sections I'd hoped to visit. The zoo is across the street, but we did not visit there. The paths through the woods are lovely. The lakes are very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was a quick visit. Just enough time for a picnic lunch on banks of the Lac de Vincennes but can certainly see the charm and beauty of this large park. Looking forward to spending more time there in our next trip.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wonderful and very large park. It's important that you know what you want to do before you go there even if you go by car. You have the chateau, the hippodrome, the zoo, football pitches etc etc. So plenty of space to walk, jog or cycle. We went to the parc floral de Paris, where we found wonderful playgrounds, rope... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

One of two large parks in Paris that are on the west and East. The largest military building is on the north side of the park. During the Paris Marathon, the sunny running is made enjoyable by the sights including race tracks, riding competition arenas, and circus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Bois de Vincennes borders Paris on the east, and to the North of Charenton. It is easy to go there by subway or bus. Within the forest, one can find a zoo, a castle, a center that host floral and other types of exhibitions, as well as the hippodrome of Vivennes. The Foire du Trone is also taking place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

After nearly a week of living in Paris, a trip out to Bois de Vincennes (walking and on Velib bikes) was a real delight. There are so many different parts to explore that you can only really see a small part of this at a time, but all the sections we visited were gorgeous. We walked the first section along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Bois de Viencennes has a natural touch of forest ,little rivers and lake ,the air is fantastic there because it's located in the surburbs of Paris. It has a zoo as well but before visiting you must check the right location of the zoo and the hours that it's open. Bois Viencennes is a large piece of natural preserved nature... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a unique place. In Paris you can find a real forest not far from the city center. Here a lot of really wild trees and some animals can be found. Go there both during daytime and evenings. A part of it is an amusement park now, which also can be very interesting for both adults and children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is one of the most genuinely idyllic places I have ever had the pleasure of visiting, both as a younger man with my former gay lover, Jean-Jacques, and recently when I returned to Paris. I was worried that the sprawling grassy verges of my memory would not be what I found as I stepped off the metro at the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Bois de Vincennes is located on the eastern outskirts of Paris at the frontiers of the 12th arrondissement. A humongous park with large green spaces, beautiful gardens and wonderful trees, it is a fantastic place to spend a day out. On site, the park has a zoo, four lakes, a bicycle circuit, a horse racing track, and a 'Temple... More 

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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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